Use of Optional in instructions

Subject: Use of Optional in instructions
From: "Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENG2.2)" <Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 10:34:00 -0500

Hello Everyone,

An interesting debate has started at my workplace... is the following
use of "optional" acceptable? If not, any suggestions on other ways to
1. Select the Tx Inhibit check box, to block the operator from
transmitting audio (optional).

A SME has put forth the argument that a user may not catch the
(optional) due to not reading the entire instruction.

Your thoughts are appreciated.
Thanks,
Megan

Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENG2.2)
www.boschcommunications.com


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