Procedures (OK and cancel)

Subject: Procedures (OK and cancel)
From: Salo Karina <Karina -dot- Salo -at- comptel -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 15:57:53 +0300


Hi all!
We are having a slight problem in our tech writing team. If you write a
procedure that ends in the user having to click OK to save or has the option
of clicking Cancel to cancel everything, do you include the both in your
instruction?
Example:
1. Blaa
2. Blaa
3. Click OK to save or Cancel to return to the blaa page without changes.

Some think that since the procedure explains how to do something, you don't
need to explain how to not do it (hmmm... am I being clear?)
Some think, that since the Cancel-button _is_ visible in the UI, you should
also explain what it does.
Any thoughts on that?
BR,
Karina

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