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Subject:RE: The 'user' in User Manual From:"Andrew Warren" <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com> To:"Lauren" <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu>, "Cardimon,Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>, "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 2 Feb 2007 13:32:42 -0800
> I take a neutral stance in my writing and avoid 1st ("I"), 2nd
> and 3rd ("user") person voices.
> 2nd - You need to click "File," "Save As," and choose a name for the
> file when you want to save the file.
> Neutral - Click "File," "Save As," and choose a name for the file to
> save the file.
Your "neutral" example is more pleasant to read than your "2nd-person"
example, but they're written in the same voice. What you call "neutral"
is just the imperative (second-person) voice with the "you" implied.
=== Andrew Warren - awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com
=== Synaptics, Inc - Santa Clara, CA
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