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Subject:Re: active vs. passive voice From:Bastette <bastette -at- sonic -dot- net> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Thu, 27 Mar 2008 15:08:25 -0700
Janice Gelb wrote:
> I also join with others in not encouraging the use of
> the construction "Click X to display the Y dialog box"
> because the ultimate goal of the user is not to see
> the dialog box ("Wow, cool dialog box") but to do
> whatever tasks can be accomplished through the dialog
> box controls. Pedantic, I know, but that's where we
I don't think that's pedantic. That's exactly how I would interpret
such an instruction. Whoop-de-do, I can open a dialog box!
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