Field Labels

Subject: Field Labels
From: Tom Hinds <THinds -at- TIMESLIPS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 23:59:31 -0400

Does anyone know of a good reference that states rules (standards) of GUI
I am interested in rules that specifically deal with the labeling of fields.

My team is midway through a project. We are writing a manual and help files
for a group of applications.
In some of the dialog boxes there are fields that are not labeled.
For example, one dialog box contains a set of columns. Some columns contain
a heading; some do not.

To make it easier on the writer (and eventually the user of the product) I
insist that all fields are labeled.
I would like to show the developers a rule or two supporting my demands.
This would be much easier (and also better for work politics, although maybe
less effective) than applying a sleeper hold or figure-four leg-lock until
the head of the development team submits to the field naming scheme I

If you can, please forward any such rules that you find.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Tom Hinds

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