RE: When you are complete

Subject: RE: When you are complete
From: "Jennifer Baldwin" <jbaldwin -at- desertdocs -dot- com>
To: "Elizabeth O'Shea" <elizabeth -dot- oshea -at- virtualaccess -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 09:11:48 -0700

Microsoft does not address this in their style guide. They explicitly recommend "when you have/are finished" over "when you are done," but they don't even use "complete" like that in any of their examples.

I think it's safe to say that this one just slipped through the cracks.


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I was browsing the Microsoft knowledge base for instructions on generating
security certificates. In the procedure using IIS 5.0, there is this step:

<snip>
Input the common name (CN) for your site. This should be the same
name that the user will input when requesting your Web site. For example, if
a user inputs http://www.widgets.microsoft.com to access your Web site, then
your Common Name would be www.widgets.microsoft.com. When you are complete,
click Next.
<snip>

'When you are complete'??? It's good to see that Microsoft is encouraging
personal development amongst its users! But I can see a very significant
procedural block here. How many of us are ever really complete? Surely if
you follow these instructions, it could be years before you click Next to
move to the next step and get your certificate.

On a more serious note, and because I don't own the Micrsoft MoS, do they
really recommend this 'When you are complete' usage? Or is it an editing
slip? All our products run on Windows, so I've been thnking about
considering adopting the MS MoS wholesale. 'When you are commplete' puts me
off a bit.

Entertained,

elizabeth
elizabeth -dot- oshea -at- virtualaccess -dot- com

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