Re: Step structure (was RE: a question about verb tense/is or was ?)

Subject: Re: Step structure (was RE: a question about verb tense/is or was ?)
From: "Sharon Burton-Hardin" <sharonburton -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 09:58:41 -0800

And I have seen plenty of users looking for the Copy menu option and not be
able to find it because they didn't read the rest of the sentence - Oh! It
is on the Edit menu! Well, why didn't they say that!

I swear it is true. I have seen this many times.

If they have to do something to get to the Edit command, then tell them what
it is. On the Edit menu, click Copy. Very straightforward and helps them to
get the interface at the same time. Costs you nothing to do and may actually
help someone to stay on track.

sharon

Sharon Burton-Hardin
Anthrobytes Consulting
909-369-8590
www.anthrobytes.com
Vice-president, Programs of the Inland Empire chapter of the STC
www.iestc.org

----- Original Message -----
From: "Walters, Christian (CCI-Atlanta)" <Christian -dot- Walters -at- cox -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Thursday, 22 March, 2001 9:42 AM
Subject: RE: Step structure (was RE: a question about verb tense/is or was
?)


|
| Also, we're getting a bit off the original point. When I first opened my
| mouth, I was thinking of something like this:
|
| Click Copy from the Edit menu.
|
| versus
|
| From the Edit menu, click Copy.
|
| In this example, I think "click Copy" is the most important part and
should
| go right at the front of the sentence, and that's the standard I've
managed
| to sell here in my group.



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