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Wow, that is an interesting result!  So is "selection list" used more often than 
"drop-down list"? or is there not much difference between the numbers?

Combo-box being used in Base and other form-building sounds exactly right.  It 
is slightly specialised when using it in those contexts so a different name 
wouldn't suit the context or might make things a bit less clear.

Regards from
Tom :)

From: Sophie Gautier <>
Sent: Mon, 17 January, 2011 11:08:45
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Another grep - Drop-down

Hi Barbara,
On 16/01/2011 22:31, Barbara Duprey wrote:
On 1/16/2011 12:05 PM, Sophie Gautier wrote:
Hi Barbara,

On 16/01/2011 20:37, Barbara Duprey wrote:
OK, which is used in the help -- drop-down, drop-down list, drop-down
menu, ?
- drop-down alone is not used
- drop-down menu is used twice
- drop-down icon is used once
- drop-down list(s) is used several times.

Kind regards

Thanks, Sophie! Hmm -- is there another term used instead? "Several"
doesn't seem like enough to cover this, as often as such things are

Yes, I was also surprised by the "not so many" occurrences of the term 
(may 6 or 7).

  "Selection list" or "selection menu" maybe? Or "combo box" as it's
called in the form control toolbar? A quick check showed that at least
sometimes, there is no term used at all, just directions to "select the
..." without mentioning the control type. So maybe that should be

- selection list is appearing 14 times
- selection menu is not used
- combo box is really dedicated to Form or Basic use.

Kind regards

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