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Subject:Re: Choosing a menu option From:Holly Turner <hturner -at- HARBINGER -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 13 Aug 1997 10:35:31 -0400
I usually break the action into two steps.
1. Go to the File menu, and then click Create.
2. Click the object you want to create.
I liked your way, too. It flows well. I just typically use "go,"
"click," and the "and, then" structures. My "and, then" structure makes
my wording a little awkward in this situation.
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>From: The Tech Writer[SMTP:techwrtr -at- CRL -dot- COM]
>Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 1997 4:47 PM
>Subject: Re: Choosing a menu option
>What about when you have a cascading menu? What if when you choose Create
>from the File menu, another menu pops up with options on what things
>you can create? I'm trying to figure out something that works. For now,
>From the File menu, choose Create. Then, choose the object you want to
> techwrtr -at- crl -dot- com
>P.S. How is it that the list always has a thread going on something I'm
>dealing with at the time? It's spooky!
>On Tue, 12 Aug 1997, jennap wrote:
>> >From the Create menu, choose Message...
>> If you check out the Microsoft style guide, this is the way they do it.
>> Not that MS knows everything by a long shot, but it means that most
>> users know what this kind of wording means. It's also better, IMO.
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Scott Miller [SMTP:scott_miller -at- CCMAIL -dot- COM]
>> > Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 1997 3:10 PM
>> > To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>> > Subject: Choosing a menu option
>> > Which would you use to describe how to choose a menu option:
>> > "From the menu, choose Create - Message."
>> > or
>> > "From the Create menu, choose Message."
>> > - Scott Miller
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