Re: Need wording help, please

Subject: Re: Need wording help, please
From: Mark Baker <mbaker -at- OMNIMARK -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 16:40:50 -0400

Parks, Beverly :

>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:

On the general principal that your task is not to describe how the
application behaves, but how the user behaves when using the application, I
would suggest:

"If your query returns more data than will fit on the screen, use the search
function at the bottom of the screen to locate the data you need."

Mark Baker
Manager, Corporate Communications
OmniMark Technologies Corporation
1400 Blair Place
Gloucester, Ontario
Canada, K1J 9B8
Phone: 613-745-4242
Fax: 613-745-5560
Email mbaker -at- omnimark -dot- com

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