Re: "Wish" in tech docs

Subject: Re: "Wish" in tech docs
From: Mike Stockman <stockman -at- JAGUNET -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 14:56:58 -0400

On 7/21/1998 2:40 PM, Gina Hertel (Ghertel -at- ALPHA88 -dot- COM) wrote:

>In my response to my previous example, some list members said they would not
>use the word "wish" in technical documentation. How would you rephrase
>this, for example?
>Step 1: From the Destination List, click on the Destination you "wish" to

Why would we want "wish" where "want" works well? I would phrase that as:

Step 1: In the Destination list, click the destination you want to change.

Of course, I replaced "edit" with the less techy but just as accurate
"change," dumped the "on" from "click on", and modified capitalization,
too, but you *did* ask how I would rephrase it...


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