RE: my bad displays habit

Subject: RE: my bad displays habit
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "'Heather Anderson'" <Heather -dot- Anderson -at- cubrc -dot- org>, "'Gene Kim-Eng'" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, <suzchiles -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 16:38:00 -0500

Heather Anderson wrote:

>After "the window opens" I tend to simply write:
Click X
The (insert here) appears
Select one of the following:

Hit enter.<

I would shorten that to "After 'the window opens' section A, B, or C, then
press Enter."

I would never tell anyone to "hit Enter," because you cannot believe many
users will take you literally. Besides, what if someone's last name is
"Enter." I imagine they'll get pretty miffed getting smacked all the time.

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