Re: Displays vs. Appears

Subject: Re: Displays vs. Appears
From: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 19:54:04 -0600

Generally I would opt for something like:

"To go to the new screen, select 'Open.' "

Or, in context, perhaps:

"Next, advance to the new screen by selecting 'Open.' "

I try to reserve the intransitive stuff for things that may appear
without prompting on the part of the user.


> >After selecting the open option, the new screen will be displayed
> >
> I'd turn this into present simple tense. "Select the open option. The
> new screen displays..." But then, this kind of phrasing also depends
> greatly on local customs.


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