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Terminology: User interface details

User interface details

  1. For all user interface descriptions, the terminology and writing style shall comply with the Microsoft Style Guide.

In the following, selected common excerpts are provided.

Describing dialog boxes

We do not use the British spelling dialogue.

We always refer to a dialog box by using the phrase dialog box.

Use the phrase click for selecting dialog box options, tabs and command buttons. Tell the reader to type in text boxes or to enter an element such as a file name.


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Standards for writing and grammar rules

  • Microsoft Style Guide, 4th Edition, Microsoft Press, Washington, 2012, ISBN 978-0-7356-4871-5
  • Chicago manual of Style, 16th Edition, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2012, ISBN 978-0-226-10420-1