Re: Do you include a sentence identifying the dialog name?

Subject: Re: Do you include a sentence identifying the dialog name?
From: " Dan Roberts" <droberts63 -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 02:24:32 +0800

IMHO,

option 3 is useless (and what if the user is visually impaired and cant see what follows, anyway?).

option 2 will probably be preferred by those who like to keep steps as specific user actions. And, in this example, I'd expect a dialog box named something like "Change Password". OTOH, what if the DB *isnt* named something obvious to the user?

therefore (why does that look funny?), i'd go with option 1. It states an action and reaction, and lets me know what to expect. Plus, if it's already written that way, the value-add of changing it is probably minimal, at best. Leave "well enough" alone.

-----Original Message-----
From: "Gilda Spitz" <gspitz -at- longview -dot- com>
>
> We're thinking of ways to improve our text, both
> to ensure the English is as good as possible, and to minimize
> translation costs. So there are several choices:
>
> * keep the status quo
> * delete the second sentence (if we did this, we'd have to move
> the index marker elsewhere)
> * change the second sentence to "The following dialog appears."


--



^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Collect Royalties, Not Rejection Letters! Tell us your rejection story when you
submit your manuscript to iUniverse Nov. 6 -Dec. 15 and get five free copies of
your book. What are you waiting for? http://www.iuniverse.com/media/techwr

Have you looked at the new content on TECHWR-L lately?
See http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ and check it out.

---
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.


Next by Author: Simplified English anyone??
Previous by Thread: Re: Do you include a sentence identifying the dialog name?
Next by Thread: Do you include a sentence identifying the dialog name?


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads