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Technical Writing: Proper Terminology for Clicking in a Field (Click vs. Click in)

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I'm documenting a web app. if I want to instruct the user to click a particular choice (for lack of a better word), I write something like:

Click Exclude.

However, suppose I have a field (call it PhoneNumbers) where, if you click in the field itself rather than on the field name, a popup list of phone numbers comes up and you have to do something with it.

Would the proper terminology be "Click in ______" e.g.

Click in PhoneNumbers

the distinction being the addition of the preposition "in"?

Aireal LiddleSystems and Security Administrator

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