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Powerpoint feature Name Help - When you connect objects and the dot turns red.

What is the name of the feature that turns connection dots red when you join objects.
Example:  I have a line and I drag the handle of the line to the corner of a box.  Suddenly the handle on the box turns red.  What is the name of that feature?
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JSRWilsonCommented:
The dots are called Connection Points. They turn red when you place something connectable on the shape. I don't think there's a specific name for the red point.
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Echo_SCommented:
What JSRWilson said. Maybe you could call it an attached connection point?
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
Yes, I can call it anything I want.  And I can be an extremely creative writer.  But I have to write a "how to" sheet to be distributed to many people and need to use the standard nomenclature that Microsoft created.  This way, in the future, when a user decides to seek out more information about that item, they'll more easily and quickly find usable results.  I'm trying to find a standard definition that Microsoft has used for this element.
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JSRWilsonCommented:
Microsoft use "Connection Point" in their help files. I guess you could say the connection point will turn red when .... and be a larger red when connected.
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Echo_SCommented:
It was just a suggestion. Connection point is the name of those points, but MSFT doesn't actually *have* terminology for when the connection point is attached and when it isn't. JSRWilson's suggestion and examples for how to "write around it," is what most of us have to do. (Even the folks who write for microsoft.office.com have to "write around" this kind of thing.)
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
Thank you Echo and Wilson.  I WISH WISH WISH Microsoft would pay attention to proper nomenclature!!!!
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