RE: Press this, or just Press

Subject: RE: Press this, or just Press
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "'Milan Davidovic'" <shl_ctf -at- yahoo -dot- ca>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 12:08:08 -0500

Milan Davidovic wrote:

"This question is intended for tech writers who create
call outs that instruct the reader to press a button
(or some such) illustrated in the figure, and draw a
line with an arrow from the call out to the button in
question.

The question: in the call out, do you write "Press to
<do x>" or "Press this to <do x>". I'm curious as to
whether you regard the inclusion of "this" as
redundant."



Drop "this" as it is not needed. The line from the callout to the button
tells the reader what button to press. Adding "this" is redundant.

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Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 12:03 PM
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Subject: Press this, or just Press

My apologies if a question of this sort has recently
been covered; I've obviously missed it.


Thanks for playing. If you have a tangential comment,
please chime in. Maybe I'm overlooking something more
interesting or important.


Milan
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