Terms and Writing Conventions
Your Phone / the phone
These terms refer to either the VVX 300 or VVX 310 phone. Unless specifically noted in this guide, both phones operate in the same way and the information in this guide applies to both phones.
This action refers to depressing a key on the keypad, a line key, an arrow key, a hard key—like Hold or Microphone Mute—or pressing a soft key for a second or two.
Select Submenu > Submenu > Submenu
This convention describes how to access submenus. Each submenu name is in boldface and separated by a ‘greater than’ symbol. If the instructions indicate to select Basic > Preferences > Language, select the Basic submenu, select the Preferences submenu, and select the Language submenu.
This action refers to selecting an item on the screen so that its appearance brightens. Soft keys apply to highlighted items.
Selecting an item on the screen refers to using the arrow keys—up, down, left, and right—to highlight an item. Press the central Select key so that another screen opens.
Your phone has four main views: Home, Calls, Active Call, and Lines (the default) view. A view is a specific screen on the phone interface that provides unique information and enables you to perform specific tasks.
The dialpad is the area of the keypad you use to enter numbers and characters. The dialpad consists of all the number keys, as well as the asterisk (*) and pound (#) keys.
This term refers to any button on the phone console. Phone keys include the dialpad keys,,,,,
An option is one of a series of items you can select for a phone setting, such as Enabled and Disabled.
This term describes any call (including a conference call) that is on hold. Audio for held calls cannot be heard.
This term refers to a call (including a conference call) you’re currently in. An active call has audio associated with it.
The name of a field for which you can define information or choose an option.
This term describes the area of the screen next to a setting in which you can enter information or select an option.
A picture on the screen. There are two types of icons:
- An icon that you can select to access a function, feature, setting, or application. For example, when you’re in Home view, you can select the New Call icon to place a call.
- An icon that provides phone information or status only. Selecting this type of icon doesn’t access another function. For example, your phone may have an icon to indicate you have a voicemail message simply to notify you of the current status.