RE: "using" as a verb in a task heading

Subject: RE: "using" as a verb in a task heading
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Bonnie Granat'" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 13:55:55 -0700

I assumed that the mention of "use" was in place of the actual verb. I also
left off the convention that I normally use in my previous post, and I agree
with the what Bonnie says here. I was uncomfortable with the style that
guide that I had to use that required "To" at the beginning of every
procedure heading. That was very annoying. Just imagine "To" at the
beginning of the procedures in Bonnie's example.


> From: Bonnie Granat

> And people want to do things, not "use" things.
> - Change a noun to a verb
> - Move a file to another location
> - Copy a file without changing datestamp
> -------
> In fiction and software manuals, action verbs are king..
> Bonnie Granat


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