Is it acceptible to include an example/illustration in a parameter label?
We have a feature that can read numbers imported via Excel spreadsheet as minor currency units, meaning if the user enters 60 the system understands .60.
We have a paramater that activates this feature, when ticked.
The proper general terms I have found for cents, pence, and the like are not very clear and therefore we can't find a good, short way to express the feature in the short space alloted for the parameter label.
My question is, can I give the following title:
Amounts are in Minor Units (e.g. cents, pence)
- The user enters amounts (such as the number 60) in the spreadsheet. These numbers are all cents.
- The user goes to the import paramaters screen
- The user specifies the currency of these amounts (USD in our case)
- The user marks this parameter to tell the system that all amounts should be read as ________ (minor units/fractional units/other, better word...).