Re: Computer instruction in the present tense

Subject: Re: Computer instruction in the present tense
From: Loren Castro <lfc -at- SOL -dot- CHINALAKE -dot- NAVY -dot- MIL>
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 1995 08:04:25 -0700

> When you are writing computer instruction, do you write in the
> present tense; for example:

> <example>

> vs future tense:

> <example>

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Always present tense. I use present tense as much as possible even for
documents other than operating intructions. For example, a software
development plan--which obviously comes before the software--writes easier and
reads better in present tense.

lfc -at- sol -dot- chinalake -dot- navy -dot- mil


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