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From: John Bell <johnbell -at- MNSINC -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 1996 23:02:12 -0400

>The situation is this. The manual is describing a reset of a piece of
>hardware. The process is to press one button labelled "Reset" and then to
>press a second button labelled "Init." Should the sentence go:

>Press the "Reset" and then the "Init" buttons.
> or
>Press the "Reset" and then the "Init" button.
> or
>Press the "Reset" button, and then the "Init" button.

If this is a software product, the answer is none of the above.
In proper GUI terms you do not "press" buttons, you click them.
Also, you do not need to use the word "button" because the term
"click" already implies a GUI button.

The proper phrasing would be:
Click Reset then click Init.

--- John Bell
johnbell -at- mnsinc -dot- com

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