RE: Futur tense use in technical documentation

Subject: RE: Futur tense use in technical documentation
From: "Brady, Joy" <JBrady -at- alldata -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 09:24:49 -0500

How about, "After you click the X button, the X dialog is displayed."
Or "To display the X dialog, click the X button." (Slightly different
intent)

> Sybille Sterk wrote:
>
> "When you click the X button the X dialog is displayed" (this is what I
> normally write)
> "When you click the X button the X dialog will be displayed" (this is what
>
> my boss wants me to write)
>
> What tense would you use?
>
>




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