I'm developing an application in English language but my English is not very good.

The application consists in to load a text file, specify a prefix and a suffix, then when the file is loaded and the prefix/suffix are set, the user needs to click in a button to prefix and suffix all the lines of the textfile.

The problem is I don't know how to name the button to perform the action of Prefix and Suffix the text.

To understand it better, if I have an application which cuts some text, then the button name to perform the action would be "Cut the text", if I have an application to copy some text, the button name would be "Copy the text"

In this case I don't know which is the correct verb to Prefix and Suffix, maybe the correct verb would be "Affix the text"?

I'm from Spain. In Spanish there exist a verb to Prefix, but I think doesn't exist any verb to Suffix a word, and neither to Prefix and Suffix at the same time, but maybe I'm wrong.


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  • To make sure we understand: Your program reads in a file and adds a prefix and suffix to each line, like this? line1 line2 line3->aaline1zz aaline2zz aaline3zz Commented Sep 27, 2013 at 11:38
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    Affix is used with to: "affix A to B". Since you're dealing with three texts - the source, the prefix and the suffix - I suggest Concatenate texts. If you think that will not be familiar to your audience, then Join texts is a simpler alternative. Commented Sep 27, 2013 at 11:44
  • As a programmer, the UI best choice is probably not to have the button you're talking about; it sounds like your UI is more difficult to understand than necessary. Commented Sep 27, 2013 at 12:00
  • @Chrylis you understanded good. And the UI needs to be friendly to the user to perform actions using buttons instead perform actions automatically in execution time. Commented Sep 27, 2013 at 12:21
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    Oh, in this case, you're better off using text that describes the intent of what's happening. I suggest "Mark answers" (also "Question/Answer delimiter", and note with a border or a change in text that the prefix/suffix are for the correct answer). Commented Sep 27, 2013 at 13:44

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I would use "Build answer sheet" or "Assemble answer sheet" or "Format answer sheet" or "Insert markers".

Also you have misspelled 'containing' in two places.

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