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 Post subject: Help me with better wording for this popupmenu
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:16 pm 
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Just wrapping up a little Mac app - but I'm struggling with the language that I'm using for the values inside a popupmenu.

In the screenshot, there's a menu beside the Regularly checkbox - at the moment it implies that, for example, 15 minutes after the user has checked the checkbox, then a reminder will be issued. What I'm actually trying to say is that a reminder will be issued every quarter past, half past, quarter to the hour, on the clock.

Does that make sense? My mind is blank on how to word it properly - ideas gratefully received.

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 Post subject: Re: Help me with better wording for this popupmenu
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:36 pm 
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You started with a group called

'Send Reminders'

The Regularly option should then follow on with
Every...
and the popup menu has 15/30/45/60 minutes as choices


If the group is labelled 'Reminders'
Then the Regularly option becomes 'Frequency'
And the popup menu items stay as you have them.

I wouldn't worry about the fact that you mean 1:15 1:30 etc... only a handful of people would be expecting reminders to fire at intervals based upon (say) the time the app started up or the checkbox ticked.

(If the popup menu contained values less than 60 minutes, you could say 'Minutes past the hour',but this is not possible with values like 'every four hours' )


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 Post subject: Re: Help me with better wording for this popupmenu
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:10 pm 
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kermit wrote:
You started with a group called

'Send Reminders'

The Regularly option should then follow on with
Every...
and the popup menu has 15/30/45/60 minutes as choices


Thanks, this is much simpler and nicer.

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