my bad displays habit

Subject: my bad displays habit
From: Suzanne Chiles <suzchiles -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Techwr-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 14:25:39 -0800

I have fallen into the bad habit, when writing task topics, of following the
instructions with sentences like "The Edit Settings window displays." I know
this is bad usage, but all other versions of this type of information seem
awkward and overly-thought-out. I think it goes back to a manager I had many
years ago who wouldn't let us say "appears" because she thought it made it
sound like the results of a magic spell.

Anyway, I am open to suggestions.


Suzanne Chiles
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