Re: Beginning topic titles with "How to..."

Subject: Re: Beginning topic titles with "How to..."
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 04:08:59 +1100

Deborah Slutzky wrote:
> Hello All,
> I need some opinions. Just wondering how folks feel about beginning
> topic titles with "How to..." I'm used to beginning them with a gerund,
> but the shop that I am now working for has an assorted bag of formats
> and I run into this once in a while. Personally, I don't care for it
> because I think the entire Help is a How to.....but I'd like some
> thoughts from others.

I prefer "To" to "How to" because I think that "How" is
just another word to have to skip in the title to get to
the actual distinguishing verb and text.

As for Geoff's suggestion of changing to a gerund, we use
gerunds in heads for conceptual sections and infinitives
for procedure heads.

-- Janice

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