Re: Help! passive/active

Subject: Re: Help! passive/active
From: CARYN_RIZELL -at- HP-ROSEVILLE-OM2 -dot- OM -dot- HP -dot- COM
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 15:59:01 -0800

Couldn't you just say:
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Click Options to display the Options dialog box.
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Caryn Rizell
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The specific usage is this (occurring in procedures where there =

is a step and then a result below it telling the reader what to =

expect):
1. Click Options.
o The Options dialog is displayed.
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The issue is with the phrase "is displayed." Here are the options we've =


thought of:
The Options dialog displays. (displays what?) =

The Options dialog opens. (opens what?)
The Options dialog appears. (appears out of thin air?) =

<Product Name> displays/opens the Options dialog. (wordy!)
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