Re: Grey, Gray, Ghosted, Unavailable

Subject: Re: Grey, Gray, Ghosted, Unavailable
From: Sella Rush <SellaR -at- APPTECHSYS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 14:49:36 -0700

Yes--sorry, I incorrectly passed on info as taken from page 79 of the MS
style manual.

use "unavailable" to say what the command/option/etc. is
use "appears dimmed" (instead of shaded) for commands/options to say
what they look like
use "appears shaded" when referring to unavailable check boxes only
(page 212)

Now that's getting down to the nitty gritty.
Sella Rush
mailto:sellar -at- apptechsys -dot- com
Applied Technical Systems, Inc. (ATS)
Bremerton, Washington USA
Developers of the CCM Database

> ----------
> From: Tina Cipolla[SMTP:tcipolla -at- ACCUSOFT -dot- COM]
> Reply To: Tina Cipolla
> Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 1997 12:34 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Grey, Gray, Ghosted, Unavailable
> According to MS Manual of Style pg. 138
> "Refer to unavailable commands and options as unavailable, not as
> dimmed, disabled, or grayed. In programming contexts, it's acceptable
> to refer to unavailable commands as disabled. Also if you are
> describing the appearance of an unavailable command or option, you can
> used dimmed, but not grayed or disabled."
> Tina Cipolla
> AccuSoft

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