7:6 Use Descriptive Tab Labels
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Document Type: Guideline
Ensure that tab labels are clearly descriptive of their function or destination.
Users like tabs when they have labels that are descriptive enough to allow error-free selections. When tab labels cannot be made clear because of the lack of space, do not use tabs.
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