RE: Display, Displays, or Appears?

Subject: RE: Display, Displays, or Appears?
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
To: <jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 12:16:57 -0700

As I recall, Minimalist theory suggests that results should be included
only when needed for error mitigation.


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Subject: Re: Display, Displays, or Appears?

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. ...

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Display, Displays, or Appears?: From: Geoff Hart
Re: Display, Displays, or Appears?: From: jlshaeffer

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