< Projects | Usability | HIGRevision as of 12:26, 27 June 2013 by Agateau (talk | contribs) (typo--)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) An ellipsis is used after menu items and button labels which the user is either required or is able to provide input. An ellipsis is not used when the label implies an action and user input is not required to complete the activity. Configuration dialogs are a good example of this, the label already implies action and making changes is not necessary to complete an activity such as checking a setting. Guidelines Use an ellipsis after menu items and button labels which require user’s input before completing their action. Do not use an ellipsis if user input is not required Do not use an ellipsis for selections which result in actions (such as Save or Print Preview) or do not require user input (such as configuration dialogs). Do not use an ellipsis for an action which may require confirmation before it is completed (such as a Deletion confirmation). Do use an ellipsis for the following menu items and buttons: Find... Find and Replace... Open... Print... Replace... Save As... Send To... Do not use an ellipsis for the following menu items and buttons: About Advanced Options Check Spelling Close or Quit Configure [something] Delete or Remove Help Preferences Print Preview Properties Toolboxes Retrieved from "https://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Projects/Usability/HIG/Ellipsis&oldid=80222" Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.