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

Subject: SUMMARY: Do you include a sentence identifying the dialog name?
From: "Gilda Spitz" <gspitz -at- longview -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 13:06:19 -0500

Thanks to everyone who responded to my little survey.

The majority of people who responded preferred to keep the status quo,
with some preferring a minor variation or two. I think we will indeed
keep the sentence as it stands.

This has been interesting. Thanks!


> We've been having an interesting discussion here.
> Let's say we have a dialog named "Change Password". In our procedures,
> we insert a numbered step consisting of two sentences: "Choose
> -> Password. The Change Password dialog appears.", followed by a
> of the dialog. In the second sentence, there's an index marker for the
> dialog name.=20
> The discussion is this: We're thinking of ways to improve our text,
> 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."
> Just curious to see if the readers on this list have strong feelings
> this topic.=20
> Gilda Spitz
> Manager, Documentation Services
> Longview Solutions Inc.=20

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