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Nicole Maron <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 19 Aug 2008 17:01:03 -0700
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I'd say that exporting/importing generally refers to a change in file format
from/to an application, or the movement of data in or out of an application
for the purposes of manipulation in some other way. I.E., you export your
contact list from your webmail into a .csv file so you can import it into
your mail application.

Uploading/downloading implies that the thing remains a discrete object in
its original form. E.g. you download an add-on to be used as intended, or yu
upload an image to be viewed by others in it's original form

Does that help?


Nicole Maron
Maron UX Consulting

On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 8:40 AM, Laurie Roshak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Are there any guidelines on when to use export vs. download for a button
> label in a Web application? How about import vs. upload?
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