FW: What's it called?

Subject: FW: What's it called?
From: Lane Pasut <Larissa -dot- Pasut -at- OMEGARESEARCH -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 14:40:22 -0400

Off the point a bit, but do you run it then press ENTER or run it by
highlighting and pressing enter?

Lane Pasut
User Education
Omega Research, Inc.


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott McClare [mailto:smcclare -at- DY4 -dot- COM]
<mailto:[mailto:smcclare -at- DY4 -dot- COM]>
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 1999 2:41 PM
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Subject: Re: What's it called?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Posada [SMTP:jposada01 -at- YAHOO -dot- COM]
<mailto:[SMTP:jposada01 -at- YAHOO -dot- COM]>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 1999 2:23 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
<mailto:TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
> Subject: What's it called?
>
> "Step 1: In the directory
> C:\Program\<ApplicationName>, you will find a ???
> named mdac_typ.exe. Run this ??? by clicking it once
> to highlight it, then press the [Enter] key on your
> keyboard.
>
> Result: This will run the ???."
> ---------
>
> My question...what do you call an .exe file that is
> not the main executable.
>
Per the M$ Manual of Style, it's a "program file," although if you called it
a "program" (which I would prefer) or just a "file," your instructions are
clear enough. I'm not sure it's relevant whether it is the main executable
or just an applet.
After first mention, you could even stop calling it anything other than
mdac_typ.exe, e.g.:
"Run mdac_typ.exe by clicking it once to highlight it, then press the
[Enter] key on your keyboard.
"Result: This will run mdac_typ.exe."
Take care,

Scott

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