Re: Writing procedures

Subject: Re: Writing procedures
From: Heli Roosild <HeliR -at- MSMAILHQ -dot- NETIMAGE -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 1995 13:51:00 PDT

> Press F7 to exit the file.

> To exit the file, press F7.

> Is there a rule or guideline for such straightforward
> instruction?

> If anyone can cite a reference on this
>subject, I'd be ever so grateful.

Edmund Weiss says in section 10.3 of his classic "How to Write a Usable User
Manual" (my copy is dated 1985, but I believe a new version is now

" ... when we edit instructions we put the key material last.
And if it is a conditional instruction (if-then), we make sure
that the _then_ clause is last."

Heli L. Roosild
helir -at- msmailhq -dot- netimage -dot- com

...Karla (mcmaster -at- cti-pet -dot- com)


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