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Subject:RE: how to write click From:"Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com> To:TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 9 Nov 1999 07:41:34 -0500
Thanks for the thoughts.
Nah. It's a context thing. I suppose "select File|Edit|Copy" might mean
"select file or edit or copy." Maybe. "File -> Edit" might also mean "file
minus greater than edit," too. I don't think anyone would get confused, nor
have they in many years, but I'll keep an eye out.
Of course, this convention will vary shop by shop. Maybe "select File>Edit"
is better, because you don't have to worry that the minus sign doesn't align
to the vertical center of the greater-than sign. I know there are shops
using that convention, too. Ahhhh, the little things <vbg>.
Thanks for the heads-up.
sean -at- quodata -dot- com
From: Ronica Roth [SMTP:rroth -at- exactis -dot- com]
I like the arrows method (File -> Edit).
I strongly recommend AGAINST using the pipe (|) character. In
programming/technical contexts, the | means "logical or", so that
Edit would mean File OR Edit. In other technical contexts, the pipe
indicates that the output of the process to the left should be
toward the thing on the right.