Re: "Select" in lieu of other verbs

Subject: Re: "Select" in lieu of other verbs
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 13:39:31 -0500

>> Press or touch define how you are selecting the choice...in
>> all instances you are still selecting. You either select or you enter.
>> Select for anything that you pick and enter for anything
>> where you type.
>>
>> It makes life easier.
>>
>
> It makes life easier for *your* audience, John. Some companies' users
> prefer to be told specifically to click, touch, press the spacebar, etc.

No they don't. :-) If they see a spacebar, do they need to be told to
press? I don't think they are going to try to click it. They simply
want to do use the software to do their job. Their job isn't the
software.

> Madelyn should write for her own audience, not yours or mine.

If she knew what her audience needed, she wouldn't be having this problem.

Besides...I don't think "select" is audience-specific. For what kind
of audience would this not apply?

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John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
NYMetro STC President

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Follow-Ups:

References:
"Select" in lieu of other verbs: From: Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)
Re: "Select" in lieu of other verbs: From: John Posada
RE: "Select" in lieu of other verbs: From: Dan Goldstein

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