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They're "choices". Since there's no earthly hope of getting them to
refer to parallel or equivalent things/items/whatevers, why not avoid the
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Bell <jbell -at- PARAGREN -dot- COM>
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU <TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
> Date: Tuesday, 01 September, 1998 11:38 AM
> Subject: Menu terminology
> >I have a new writer who brought an interesting question to me.
> >What do you call the items on a menu?
> >My initial reaction was "Commands", because that's
> >what the Apple Style Guide and the Microsoft Manual
> >of Style calls them.
> >Her reaction is that commands should be verbs, and
> >most of the items on our menus are not verbs but the
> >names of windows (List Field Builder, User Setup,
> >and so on). We even have a few options where you
> >turn on/off checkmarks on the menu (Show Tooltips,
> >Open Library on Start, and so on).
> >Now I find myself doubting the universal label of
> >"Command". Should we differentiate between commands,
> >window names, and options? If so, what should we call
> >--- John Bell
> > jbell -at- paragren -dot- com
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