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The interface states:
Step 1: [The text here varies depending on the user's input on the previous page of the Web-based tool.]
Step 2: [The text here varies depending on the user's input on the previous page of the Web-based tool.]
Step 3: [The text here varies depending on the user's input on the previous page of the Web-based tool.]
Step 4: [The text here varies depending on the user's input on the previous page of the Web-based tool.]
The only constant text on that page of the interface is "Step 1:", "Step 2:", "Step 3:", and "Step 4:"
After they correctly complete a part of the procedure in the online help, I tell the user that:
"Step 1" to "Step 4" appear on the new page.
> "Ruby Isaacs" <ruby -at- quendi -dot- ca> wrote:
> > It seems as though the original software designer tried to embed help =
> > into the interface. Given a deadline of September 30, the current =
> > software designer does not have time to change the interface.
> > Does that help?
> Now I'm confused. If the interface cannot be changed, why did you ask in the
> first place whether the sentence is correct? Right-or-wrong, you are stuck
> with it. Right?
> If you *can* change it in the future, everything I said before is still
> true. It is ungrammatical, and there is no reason for the quotation marks,
> and the word "Step" should not be capitalized unless it is the first word of
> a rewritten version.
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