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Subject:Re: Need wording help, please - THANKS! From:"Parks, Beverly" <ParksB -at- EMH1 -dot- HQISEC -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL> Date:Tue, 5 May 1998 14:05:00 -0700
I received fourteen different suggestions and combined elements from a
few of them to come up with the final sentence:
"Search options appear below a table when the table contains more
information than can be displayed at one time."
I apologize for including that parenthetical information about the
scroll bar in my original post. The scroll bar was not something that I
needed to address. I included it as an example of a thing that is either
visible or not, depending on the size of the table.
For those that were curious, only six items show on the table at one
A big THANK YOU to the following people: Matthew Carver, Cheryl Dwyer,
Jackie DiGiovanni, Barb Ostapina, Don Timmerman, Richard Wollt, Virginia
Link, Mike Johnson, David Castro, Richard Yanowitz, E. Gail Miedema,
George Mena, Martha Jane Davidson, Mark Baker, and Mark Margolin.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Parks, Beverly [SMTP:ParksB -at- EMH1 -dot- HQISEC -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 1998 11:33 AM
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> Subject: Need wording help, please
> 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,
> on the query. Below the table are search options that allow the user
> 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
> appear, also). I'm struggling with how to describe the dynamic state
> the search options. Right now I have:
> "The search options will not show up if the number of items in the
> 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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