RE: Press vs. keep

Subject: RE: Press vs. keep
From: Mike West <Mike -dot- West -at- oz -dot- quest -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 10:52:30 +1100

> From: Broberg, Mats

> What is your opinion about "press" vs. "keep" when it comes
> to buttons on
> instruments etc?

> What is your opinion about "press" vs. "keep" when it comes
> to buttons on instruments etc?

If writing instructions for equipment users,
I would probably write "Press and hold the
button" or perhaps "Press the button and do
not release it until xxx"

A lot depends on the language skill level
you are writing for.

I would stay well away from "keep the button
down" because "keep" has too many unrelated
meanings, "down" comes too late in the instruction,
and "button down" sounds like you're talking about

Mike W

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