Re: Need wording help, please

Subject: Re: Need wording help, please
From: "E. Gail Miedema" <egail -at- TELEPORT -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 12:22:44 -0700

I would write (emulating your style of writing):

On screen, there is a table that displays items loaded from a database.
Any number of items may be displayed, depending on the query. When the
query results in more items than can be displayed on the screen at one
time, both a scroll bar and search options appear below the table.


Good luck,
E. Gail Miedema


On Tue, 5 May 1998, Parks, Beverly wrote:

> Hi, everyone.
>
> Here's a description: On screen, there is a table that displays items
> loaded from a database. Any number of items may be displayed, depending
> on the query. Below the table are search options that allow the user to
> search for items in any one of three columns (fields) in the table.
>
> The search options are visible only when the number of items in the
> table exceeds the visible area of the table (and thus a scroll bar would
> appear, also). I'm struggling with how to describe the dynamic state of
> the search options. Right now I have:
>
> "The search options will not show up if the number of items in the table
> does not exceed the visible area of the table."
>
> I'm not real happy with that. I could also describe it as
>
> "The search options are visible only when the number of items in the
> table exceeds the visible area of the table."
>
> Better, but it still sounds clunky to me. Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks very much.
>
> Beverly Parks
> parksb -at- emh1 -dot- hqisec -dot- army -dot- mil = http://www.hqisec.army.mil/cis/
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>
>




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