Re: The Use of Future Tense in Procedures

Subject: Re: The Use of Future Tense in Procedures
From: "I started out with nothing. I still have most of it left." <sharona -at- INTRANET -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 1996 15:04:34 EST

Don,

I prefer the present tense ("Press the ___ key. The ______ window
appears on the screen.").

I don't know if future vs. present is a question of right or wrong.
I think it's just preference. As long as a writer/department is
consistent, I don't think it matters much. YMMV.

Sharona Nelson
Senior Technical Writer
sharona -at- intranet -dot- com


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