Re: Choosing a menu option

Subject: Re: Choosing a menu option
From: Holly Turner <hturner -at- HARBINGER -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 10:16:53 -0400

Neither, if you are describing a drop-down menu in a Windows product. I
would write:

Go to the Create menu, and then click Message.

I like to use as many active verbs in my procedures as possible, and I
use the Microsoft Manual of Style for the terminology (using "click"
instead of "select").

Holly Turner
Technical Writer
Harbinger Corp.

>From: Scott Miller[SMTP:scott_miller -at- CCMAIL -dot- COM]
>Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 1997 4:10 PM
>Subject: Choosing a menu option
>Which would you use to describe how to choose a menu option:
>"From the menu, choose Create - Message."
>"From the Create menu, choose Message."
>- Scott Miller
>Lotus cc:Mail
>Scott_Miller -at- ccmail -dot- com

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