RE: Which style of giving instructions is more effective?

Subject: RE: Which style of giving instructions is more effective?
From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: Roberta Hennessey <rahennessey -at- gmail -dot- com>, Ryan Pollack <ryan -at- clicksecurity -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:36:57 -0500

To restart the device, enter <command itself>

Trim some of the fat.


>
> IMHO, Restart is more active.
>
>
>
> On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 12:24 PM, Ryan Pollack <ryan -at- clicksecurity -dot- com>wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm debating the merits of two different styles of commands:
> >
> > "Enter the following command to restart the device:"
> >
> > (followed by the command itself)
> >
> > and
> >
> > "Restart the device by entering the following command:"
> >
> > (followed by the command itself)
> >
> > I've been flipping back & forth on these for years; now that I am creating
> > a new documentation set, I'd like to be consistent, if that is even
> > possible (or desirable).
> >
> > Any thoughts on the relative merits of each style? Situations when either
> > would be useful? etc.
> >
> > Thanks for your input!
> >
> > --
> >
> > Ryan Pollack
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