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Subject:RE: What to call tabs and tabbed pages From:"Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 18 Aug 2006 00:20:17 -0400
> -----Original Message-----
> I am documenting a Windows-based product that uses multiple tabs.
> I strongly feel that the "tab" is the little edge piece
> that sticks
> (or out) letting you select a page of information which is thus a
> "tabbed page". Microsoft refer to this "tabbed page" as a
> "Tab" but
> that's a misuse of English.
> How do other writers refer to these "pages"? Is there an
> agreed term
> other than Tab?
> Thanks in advance,
I remember facing this one some years ago. I avoided it (we don't have to
name what they are looking at -- we just need to tell them what they need to
*do*). For example:
"1. Click Tools > Internet Options > Security.
2. Click the icon for the zone whose security you want to set.
3. Under Security Level for This Zone, move the vertical slider to the
level of security you want for that zone." ...
4. Click OK."