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download [name of data] as [format] has many advantages. Here is why : Taking the user's perspective can help choosing between download and export : download is a word that focuses about the user's benefit because there is no ambiguity about the destination (the user's platform) and it will then be theirs. Moreover, virtually all Internet users have ...


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Would agree with Chipperyman. If the page is to promote the app, the main action should be the most prominent on the page, namely a 'Download' button or link. On subsequent pages, you can keep the link at a fixed location on the page to maintain consistency.


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'Download a copy' is used when the action indicates that the user can download a file onto his/her computer. 'Export to Excel'/'Export to PDF' is used when the action indicates that the user can export the data into a spreadsheet to perform some additional processing for his/her informational purpose. Note that in the case of MS SharePoint, the Export to ...


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Download would be the more preferred term to use as when a use clicks an excel, word or file link, they are downloading a copy to their computer/device. Export is commonly used for software applications when converting a file into another format.


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If the user only has the option to download in various file formats then all you need is "Download as [format]". In my experience the phrase Export is used in the phrase "Export to" and implies that the data is immediately going to be opened in another piece of software and then can be saved there to the Desktop or wherever else the user chooses.


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"Export" is a more general term used to describe sending something somewhere else, but in software it very often involves downloading, like how exporting contacts to .csv will provide you with a .csv to download. When export does not require a download, it usually is phrased as "Export to [programname]" "Download" is specific to simply copy/saving a file ...



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