future tense vs present tense

Subject: future tense vs present tense
From: "Harvey, Jon" <Jon -dot- Harvey -at- PERKINELMER -dot- COM>
To: "tech2wr-l (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:40:54 +0000

Hi All,

I had an interesting conversation with one of my colleagues. The topic was when to use future tense in instructions versus present tense. Such as:

"After you press ENTER, your changes will be saved." versus "After you press ENTER, your changes are saved."

I have my own opinion but I thought I'd ask other people what they think.


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