Re: Use of Optional in instructions

Subject: Re: Use of Optional in instructions
From: Steven Gaghan <sgaghan12 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Latella, Vincent" <VINCENT -dot- LATELLA -at- saic -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 11:45:09 -0400

I agree with Vincent. Move it to the front, but make it more visible:
1. Optionally, select the Tx Inhibit check box, to block the
operator from
transmitting audio.

Steven P. Gaghan

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 11:36 AM, Latella, Vincent <VINCENT -dot- LATELLA -at- saic -dot- com
> wrote:

>
> Can you move it to the beginning?
>
> 1. (optional) Select the Tx Inhibit check box, to block the
> operator from
> transmitting audio.
>
>
>
>
>
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> Subject: Use of Optional in instructions
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> 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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References:
Use of Optional in instructions: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENG2.2)
RE: Use of Optional in instructions: From: Latella, Vincent

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