Re: my bad displays habit

Subject: Re: my bad displays habit
From: jennysubs -at- mac -dot- com
To: techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2010 11:10:11 -0800

Just to provide yet another way to say this...

I worked where the company style was to say "You see the XYZ dialog" if you felt it was important to tell them what they were seeing.

It did keep the focus on the reader rather than the program. I found it a bit awkward at first, but got used to it.

1. Click the Big Red button.

You see the Big Red dialog box.

2. Type .....

Now, I usually just don't tell them. Depends on the audience though. I write mostly for geeks, who are annoyed by the obvious.

Jenny



On Mar 2, 2010, at 10:32 AM, John Posada wrote:

> I'm in the camp of including the results.
>
> It's not that my users are surprised that "something" displays...it's
> that I want them to know that the right thing displayed.
>
> The way I see it, if you don't tell them what should be displayed,
> then ANYTHING that displays is the correct thing to display.
>

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