Word list

Term

Comment

abort (v)

Use "end," "quit," or "stop" instead.

alert (n)

Use "notification" instead.

alert (v)

Use "notify" instead.

app (n)

Use "application" instead to avoid using jargon.

cancel (v)

Use to give users the option not to proceed with the associated action, or to stop an action in progress.

category (n)

Use "panel" to refer to a category of applications on the home screen.

close (v)

Use if there is no associated action other than to dismiss a dialog box.

continue (v)

Use "continue" so users know when the steps in a process or procedure are not complete.

e-mail (n)

Use "email" instead.

E-mail (n)

Use "email" instead.

email program (n)

Use "email application" instead.

ensure (v)

Use "verify," "make sure," "provide," or "check" instead.

erase (v)

Use "delete" instead.

hang (v)

Use "stop responding" instead.

image (n)

Use in the context of the browser and HTML messages. Use "picture" in the context of the camera and media applications.

keypad (n)

Use "keyboard" instead.

memory card (n)

Use "media card" instead.

navigator (n)

Use "multitasking view" to describe the section of the home screen that displays open but minimized applications.

nuke (v)

Use "delete" instead (for example, "delete all tablet data").

picture (n)

Use in the context of the camera and media applications. Use "image" in the context of the browser and HTML messages.

please (adv)

Use "please" if you ask users to repeat an action or if users need to wait.

ribbon (n)

Use "home screen" instead.

reboot (v)

Use "restart" instead.

remove (v)

Use only to refer to removing software. Otherwise, use "delete" instead.

terminate (v)

Use "stop" instead.

uncheck (v)

Use "clear" instead.

user name (n)

Use "username" instead.

voicemail (n)

Use "voice mail" instead.

web site (n)

Use "website" instead.



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