Repeat? Consequence of an action in an application

Subject: Repeat? Consequence of an action in an application
From: Rob Hudson <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 12:43:57 -0500

I'm teaching my students to write instructions. For each step, I ask for
an action and a consequence. For example, if you are at a login screen
and you type your username and password, and press "Save," a "home"
screen might appear showing a user's profile.

I'm having trouble explaining a nice way to indicate that consequence or
effect. Some options;

* The "home" screen appears, showing your profile (last name, address, etc).
* The application shows the "home" screen, which contains your profile.

What's the cleanest, clearest way to express an effect in terms of an
application? I'm having trouble demonstrating a consistent, clear phrasing.


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