Re: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals

Subject: Re: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:10:53 -0400

On Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:49:19 -0400, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- ga -dot- com> wrote:

Could also phrase it, "Click Save to save the document to the specified folder."

But a couple of jobs ago, in a DITA environment, we ended up eliminating the "results" statement entirely. So it just became:

"Click Save."

We assumed, and in the spirit of minimalism, that users were sophisticated enough to know what would happen.

Click Start to shut down. ->
Click Start.

And from the Zen Zone...

Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that.

The Web site you seek
Cannot be located but
Countless more exist.
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Re: Advice on rewriting translated ops manuals: From: Alec Chakenov
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