Re: Order of menu commands.

Subject: Re: Order of menu commands.
From: "Mike Starr" <mikestarr-techwr-l -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: "Zen C" <zenizenc -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 10:24:20 -0600

As in many other things, I follow my own path in this matter, choosing to
disregard both conventional wisdom and the Microsoft Manual of Style for
Technical Publications. I would write it:

"Choose the *Admin* module >>*Scheduling*>>*Room Maintenance* menu item."

In addition, I have an autocorrect that changes the ">>" to a single
right-pointing triangular arrow symbol and automatically formats the text
using my Emphasis character style.

I prefer to write these sorts of things in a way that I'd feel comfortable
actually saying out loud and believe (without having actually having done
any research to validate my belief) that readers will better understand what
I write if it's written that way.

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From: "Zen C" <zenizenc -at- gmail -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 6:17 AM
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: Order of menu commands.

> Hi All,
> What is the best way to write the following step?
> 1.Click *Admin* module |*Scheduling*| *Room Maintenance*.
> 2.Click the *Room Maintenance* link under the *Scheduling* section of the
> *
> Admin* module.
> 3.Click *Admin *module, *Scheduling*, and then click *Room Maintenance *
> link.
> Ideas pls?
> Zen


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