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?
From: Sophie Gautier<email@example.com>
Sent: Mon, 17 January, 2011 11:08:45
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Another grep - Drop-down
On 16/01/2011 22:31, Barbara Duprey wrote:
On 1/16/2011 12:05 PM, Sophie Gautier wrote:
On 16/01/2011 20:37, Barbara Duprey wrote:
OK, which is used in the help -- drop-down, drop-down list, drop-down
- 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.
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.
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