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    Extend from or extend by?

    Hi,

    If you want to say you want to extend the rope, would you say:

    "Extend the rope by the ends"

    or

    "Extend the rope from the ends"

    ?

    However this is digital so I am actually talking about increasing the length of the rope so it will be longer :)



    Thanks.

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    #2
    How can you extend the length of a rope?

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    #3
    Digitally :) This is for a software and I am trying to write the description of the operation, but I am not sure of the right way. You can replace the rope with a line, or curve for instance. Not sure if that would change the usage of the extend.

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    #4
    How does one lengthen the rope? By clicking on the ends? If so, then just say that.

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    #5
    Thanks but I can't write it that way. The general guidelines for the help files of the software I am using state to describe what the tool does in the first line, now how it's used. So it's not a tooltip/status help, but the actual concise description of the tool.

    For example:

    "Projects points onto a geometry."

    So I have to say something like:

    "Extends a line by the ends."

    But I am not sure if I am using a correct phrase, etc.

    Also it's not an interactive tool but rather an API function, so you pass a line and it extends it by the values provided, i.e:

    polygon Geometry.Curves.Extend(input, index, length);

    I didn't want to get into this much detail as then people are gonna complain about too much info :)

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    #6
    Your software is very specific. Why not ask the designer?

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    #7
    Yeah I know, but I am the only guy who is designing and implementing features. Because it's for me as well as others.

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    Not a software designer.

    Assuming that "Projects points onto a geometry." means something in your context, then I see that it does not say how it projects the points. Perhaps you just need to say "Increases/extends the length of lines".

    In the physical world, if I want to make a line longer, I have to start at one end.
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    #9
    Stretch the rope?

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    #10
    In the digital world one would "click and drag" the end of the rope until the desired length is achieved.

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