Re: Display, Displays, or Appears?

Subject: Re: Display, Displays, or Appears?
From: jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 15:09:13 -0400

I am loathe to quibble with anything that Geoff says, but when he says:

If the
software fails to behave properly, describing what they should be
seeing -- but are not seeing -- is frustrating at best, and
intimidating or infuriating at worst.

I wonder, is it not risking more trouble if the software does not behave as expected, but the user blithely tries to perform the remaining steps in the procedure?

As for the original question, I would frequently cop out by writing something like:

To framject the ubi:

1. Click the Ubi button to access the Ubi Dialog box.
2. On the Ubi Dialog box ...
3. ...

Jim Shaeffer


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