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st: RE: misnaming the "Open" button as "Save" when opening an existinglog file
> Just wondering any of you might have noticed the following
> "misnomer" in Stata 7.0. When I click on the [Begin Log]
> button in the menu bar to open an existing log file, a
> dialog box comes up for the user to choose a file to be
> opened. Rather confusingly, the button that is meant for
> opening the selected log file says [Save] instead of open.
> It is fine for me because I see the connection for calling
> it "Save" but it is not obvious to students who are
> learning the software for the first time.
> Just wondering if anyone has had this experience and if
> Stata had any plan of renaming the button.
You don't say what platform you are working on, but
under Windows my impression is that this jargon is
standard Windows jargon for this operation:
compare other applications. Whether the words are well
or ill chosen, Stata understandably
follows Windows conventions here. Using idiosyncratic terminology
would, in my view, make Stata less clear to beginners,
In other words, the linguistic lesson should go to
a different President Bill G....
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