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Subject:Re: What would you call this? From:"Murrell, Thomas" <TMurrell -at- alldata -dot- net> To:"'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 2 Nov 1999 11:16:54 -0500
> My question: what do I call these? I've just been using "area" and "tab"
> temporarily. I can't think of an application that has exactly the same
> structure so I can't compare it to anything directly.
Sometimes I have found it useful to put some kind of a graphic in the
documentation with various areas of a screen labeled. The user can refer to
this example graphic and see what the "whatziz" area is and where it is
located on the screen.
In general though, I would agree with those who have suggested that you
stick with easily recognizable terminology. If it looks like a tab, even if
it is in a different place from most screen tabs, I would call it a tab.