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I would say it depends on the action of the button. When you are dealing with Calls to Action (CTA's) your primary emphasis is on communicating an action to an user as highlighted by this article about writing effective CTA's which has this to say : The very first piece of advice in the classic book Writing Tools encourages writers to start sentences ...


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The "OK" text of a button normally refers to an action mentioned above in the form, that will usually be a dialog. For example a "Delete this thing" dialog's "OK" button means delete it, a verb. Actually, I prefer when the verb is in the button, no matter if it's repeated, because a fast user can check the action to take without needing to read the dialog ...


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Prompts or dialogues where 'Ok' is an option are basically asking for the user's acknowledgement that they have received and understood the action they just made or the message in the prompt/dialogue. You could say by clicking the 'Ok', the user is 'Okaying' (hypothetical verb) when they click Ok. Or every 'Ok' could be changed to 'Acknowledge', though I ...


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Option 2. Better to be consistent in your writing, and tell the user what you're doing and why. I would choose the default gender based on other Hebrew writings that your users may have been exposed to.


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The frame of reference should be the user. So when you're bringing data into the app you're currently using, it's Importing. When you move data out of the app you're using, it should be Exporting. If I understand your situation, I'd call it Export since I'm sending data out of the app. Of course, you could change the verbiage for clarity. "View in Excel" ...


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Both "Read More" and "Show More" are pretty clear to mean clicking on them would reveal more text. Adding an ellipsis (...) when the text becomes truncated would also clearly indicate the functionality of "Read More" / "Show More".


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I would definitively call it Export. From a user perspective, the website is at a remote place, but who will execute the action of migrating the data is the server that will prepare a package and send it to the user. Since its the server that executes the action, it'll export the data and not import. Using your analogy of a foreign car, if you contact a ...


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Recently I happened to attend a training on Plain English in which I asked my trainer the same question. My point was that writing he/she together to mention my user is not cool and repetitive use of he/she rather reduces the impact actual point which I am making. Also a "/" (slash) in the writing looks ugly as this is diagonal character and rest of the ...


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I can think of various classes of buttons: Action buttons: Tell the system to perform a function. These should generally start with a verb (Search, build, etc) Communication buttons: Communicate something to the system, usually based on a question to the user. These take the form of an dialogue style answer or statement (OK, Yes, No, I agree, I don't ...



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