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Given the very small numbers of any of these phrases, my guess is that the whole idea of naming the control type is mostly being avoided. My personal choice would be to say something like "select xxx from the yyy list," where yyy is the name of the option. I agree it's not worth changing existing uses of "drop-down list" or "selection list" when they're there, though.

On 1/17/2011 5:41 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)

Ok, i have spotted the numbers
drop-down list = 6 or 7
selection list    = 14

I still think we should aim to use "Drop-down list" because it makes more
intuitive sense to people that have not heard either term before.  However, i
still think there is no need to change whichever of those 2 is used in each

Someone said there is a glossary or is that not quite built yet?  Could i help
build it?  Is there an easy link to it, if it exists?

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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