Re: Radio or Radial buttons?

Subject: Re: Radio or Radial buttons?
From: MAGGIE SECARA <SECARAM -at- MAINSAVER -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 11:18:10 -0700

Because the radio button is an either/or option--like an old fashioned car
radio button. Checkboxes can be all checked or all blank or anything in
between.

Cheers!

Maggie
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott McClare [SMTP:smcclare -at- DY4 -dot- COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 1999 11:19 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Radio or Radial buttons?
>
> > -----Original Message-----
>.
> >
> 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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