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When does one use and not use ... after menu items?
Is there a formal definition of this?

e.g.
File -> Edit
or
File -> Edit ...
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I use it when the menu option opens a dialog prompting for more details

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From Java Look and Feel Design Guidelines (2nd Edition) - http://java.sun.com/products/jlf/ed2/book/index.html

Ellipses (...) are punctuation marks that indicate the omission of one or more words that must be supplied in order to make a construction complete. In your menus, you can use ellipses in a similar way: to indicate that the command issued by a menu item needs more specification in order to make it complete.
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