Re: Invoke or Use

Subject: Re: Invoke or Use
From: "Westra, Kayla L." <13718westr -at- KCPBLDG01 -dot- BV -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 1994 15:44:00 CST

I vote for "use."

"Invoke" makes me think of Shakespeare's three witches....
To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Subject: Invoke or Use
Date: Sunday, November 13, 1994 12:20PM

I'm a software documentation specialist. In my place of work, we have
a little debate over the terms "invoke" and "use." One of my esteemed
colleagues says that she thinks the terms are synonymous. I do not.
to me implies the beginning of the process... the very start, while "use"
connotes a general utilitarian verb for any time in the process.

What do other tech writers out there say? The context of the verb is this:
"when you invoke the software utility"
"when you use the software utility"

Ellen Adams
Texas Instruments
Houston, TX USA
snelladams -at- aol -dot- com
ellena -at- tolstoy -dot- sc -dot- ti -dot- com

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