RE: Is there a better way to word this?

Subject: RE: Is there a better way to word this?
From: Ron Hearn <rhearn -at- central1 -dot- com>
To: "Borowik, Kristy" <Kristy_Borowik -at- lcca -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:25:37 -0700


How about something like "Click on X to go back to the Y page."


Ron Hearn
Documentation Specialist
MemberDirect(r) Product Development
phone: 604 730 6391
email: rhearn -at- memberdirect -dot- ca
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From: techwr-l-bounces+rhearn=cucbc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+rhearn=cucbc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Borowik, Kristy
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 1:21 PM
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Subject: Is there a better way to word this?

I really hate it when manuals say something like: "Click the x link, and you will be returned to the x page." It's the "and you will be returned to" part that bothers me, or when people say "Click this link and you will be taken to (whatever)." Is there a better way to say that? After all, the users never leave their seats! :)

I was thinking maybe something like: "The x page reappears." Any other suggestions?

Thanks,
Kristy Borowik
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Is there a better way to word this?: From: Borowik, Kristy

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