RE: how to write click

Subject: RE: how to write click
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: David Chinell <dchinell -at- email -dot- msn -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 06:37:35 -0800 (PST)

Hi, David

I use -> The > standing alone, to me, means greater
than. How it would apply to a menu, I have no idea,
but I'll bet that there is some user of my
documentation that can. :-) I cannot think of any
other situation where -> is used or can be thought of
as something else.

The problem I have with File, Templates, Invert is I
don't equate the comma with a linear process, but
rather a selection of options (all that's mssing is
the "and" or "or" before the last comma.

> I use a greater-than sign. Choose File > Templates
> > Invert. It's quasi-graphical, the symbolic logic
> meaning is not likely to interfere in this
> context, and it's easier than arrows. I've also
> seen, and am secretly admiring, the use of totally
> conventional punctuation for sequences. Example:
> Choose File, Templates, Invert.
>


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