Re: Do as they say, not as they do

Subject: Re: Do as they say, not as they do
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- editors-writers -dot- info>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 08:27:44 -0800 (PST)


"Jo Francis Byrd" wrote:

>
>
> Snicker, snicker, snicker....
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <DGoldstein -at- DeusTech -dot- com>
> To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 7:59 AM
> Subject: Do as they say, not as they do
>
>
>
> 1. If you've got the online version of the Microsoft
> Manual of Style
> (MSTP.chm), open it.
>
> 2. Click the Index tab.
>
> 3. In the text box on the upper left, type "type" and
> then click Display.
>
> 4. In the Topics Found screen, click <b>type vs.
> enter</b> and then click
> Display.
>
> 5. In the right-hand panel, read the following words
> aloud: "Use type, not
> type in or enter, if information the user types
appears
> on the screen."
>
> 6. In the left-hand panel, read the following words
> aloud: "Type in the
> keyword to find:"
>
> 7. Have a good laugh.
>
> 8. Get back to work.
>
>

It depends on what "information the user types appears
on the screen" means. I don't know what that means. If
whatever it means is not the case in the MMOS, then
it's not a mistake. Of course, the left panel should
say, "Type a keyword" and be done with it.

Bonnie Granat

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