Re: Radio or Radial buttons?

Subject: Re: Radio or Radial buttons?
From: Scott McClare <smcclare -at- DY4 -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 14:18:37 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brierley, Sean [SMTP:Brierley -at- QUODATA -dot- COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 1999 1:47 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Radio or Radial buttons?
>
> I use option button because I use the MS style guide, now. you could
> always
> insert a cutesy little bitmap in line with the text, instead of using
> words
> <grin>.
>
I don't mind the MS style guide, provided I'm documenting a Windows user
interface. But I don't get why they insist a radio button is called an
"option button" while a check box isn't. If choosing to check or clear a
check box isn't an option, what is it? Why does the check box get a
specific name, and the radio button the general name?

Take care,

Scott

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Scott McClare - Technical Writer
DY 4 Systems Inc., Kanata, Ontario, Canada
(613) 599-9199 x502 smcclare -at- dy4 -dot- com
Opinions are my own


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