Re: how to write click

Subject: Re: how to write click
From: "Cheri E. Kelln" <tekgrrrl -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "Ronica Roth" <rroth -at- exactis -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 14:54:39 -0600

I agree with Ronica about not using the pipe character. We use the »
character (File»Edit). I wasn't used to it when I first started, but it has
been really helpful. It is Alt+0187.

Cheri Kelln
Technical Writer
National Instruments
Austin, TX

----- Original Message -----
From: Ronica Roth <rroth -at- exactis -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Monday, November 08, 1999 4:34 PM
Subject: RE: how to write click


> I like the arrows method (File -> Edit).
>
> I strongly recommend AGAINST using the pipe (|) character. In certain
> programming/technical contexts, the | means "logical or", so that File |
> Edit would mean File OR Edit. In other technical contexts, the pipe
> indicates that the output of the process to the left should be directed
> toward the thing on the right.
>
> Although your readers may not be so technical, someone who is technical
> might get confused. Plus, I think it's a bad habit to get into, since you
> might later need to write similar notation for a more technical audience.
>
> Ronica Roth
> Technical Writer
> Exactis.com, Inc.
> rroth -at- exactis -dot- com
> 303.588.8122
>
>
> > need to tell the user how to
> > > find the appropriate screen. Is
> > there a condensed way to write this?
> > >
>
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