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Subject:click to add From:Steven Warren <Steven_Warren/USG -at- USGROUP -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 26 Mar 1997 14:06:13 -0400
--Geoff Hart said,"Just to throw another log on the fire... I'd actually
prefer to see most of the imperative instructions we've
seen during this thread reversed: Rather than "Click Y to
do X", go with "To do X, click Y". (Rationale: Provide
context before details. Relevant jargon: "metadiscourse",
"using advance organisers", etc.)
This is an interesting point because there are two standards.
One would include Microsoft standards of To do x, click x. This
is universal through microsoft documentation. Then again I've always
been taught to write in active voice (click x, to do x)