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Hi Tom, Barbara, *,

2011/1/17 Tom Davies <>

Hi :)

Drop-down list is the usual form known out there but it is quite generic.
People outside of LibreOffice do shorten it to "drop-down" fairly often but
"drop-down list" is probably better for formal documentation, especially
it is already more widely used.

I agree with you. "Drop down list" is a well known term and should be used
in the documentation.

"Selection list", "selection menu" & "combo box" tend to be slightly more
specific and are trying to make it sound more posh and high-class.  All
terms are  less likely to be understood and "combo-box" is definitely tooo
for most people.  However, they are legitimate as specific types of
so please lets not change them just to be consistent because that will
detract from the perceived quality of our documentation.

I think, I have heard the term "combo box" only in the context of database
related stuff. But since I'm not a base user, I don't have any experience


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