Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Daily Word: Clear (as it applies to IT)
Dear Friends and Visitors:
Today's Daily Word is "clear", as it applies to the world of Information Technology. Usually we think of "clear" as in the image displayed above - clear railroad tracks or a clear sky. The roads might be clear. The path might be clear or unobstructed ahead for our journey.
These are general uses of "clear".
Yet, in the world of IT (Information Technology), clear is a verb (verbal instruction) telling the user how to undo something he or she has done. It has a very specific use. For example, if a user checks a "check box", and needs to undo the check, the proper terminology is "clear".
You can clear the check in the checkbox by clicking on it again.
You can clear the text in the textbox by using Control-A and then pressing the Delete key on your keyboard.
Keith Charles Johnson, MBA, MS Education
Senior Tech Writer and Software Trainer
Hollywood, Florida, USA
Author, The Google Productivity Guide
Author, The Affirmations Productivity Guide
Author, Musings of a Tech Writer