Re: "Wish" in tech docs

Subject: Re: "Wish" in tech docs
From: Toni Williams TPG/SG <towilliams -at- PROCYONGROUP -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 16:08:12 -0700

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Just to be ornery, what's the difference between "From the main window"
and "From the Destination list"? Aren't they both "locations"?

Toni Williams

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bergen, Jane [SMTP:janeb -at- ANSWERSOFT -dot- COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 1998 11:21 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: "Wish" in tech docs
>
> Hmmm. Just read all the replies so far, and none of them have come up
> with this one yet:
>
> > On the Destination list, click the Destination to edit.
>
> If some kind of intent just HAS to be spelled out, use "want" not
> "wish"
> -- it's too wishy-washy. Two other things:
>
> 1. Drop the "on" in "click on" -- it's redundant.
> 2. (This is picky) Use "in" or "on" the list, not from. I reserve
> "from"
> for a location, such as "From the main window..."
>
> Jane
> Jane Bergen, Technical Writer
> AnswerSoft, Inc.
> Richardson, TX (972)997-8355
>

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<P><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000FF" SIZE=3D2>Just to be ornery, what's the =
difference between&nbsp; &quot;From the main window&quot; and =
&quot;From the Destination list&quot;? Aren't they both =
&quot;locations&quot;?</FONT></P>
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<P><FONT COLOR=3D"#0000FF" SIZE=3D2>Toni Williams</FONT>
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<UL><P><FONT SIZE=3D1 FACE=3D"Arial">-----Original Message-----</FONT>
<BR><B><FONT SIZE=3D1 FACE=3D"Arial">From:&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></B> <FONT =
SIZE=3D1 FACE=3D"Arial">Bergen, Jane [SMTP:janeb -at- ANSWERSOFT -dot- COM]</FONT>
<BR><B><FONT SIZE=3D1 FACE=3D"Arial">Sent:&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></B> <FONT =
SIZE=3D1 FACE=3D"Arial">Tuesday, July 21, 1998 11:21 PM</FONT>
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FACE=3D"Arial">To:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></B> <FONT SIZE=3D1 =
FACE=3D"Arial">TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU</FONT>
<BR><B><FONT SIZE=3D1 =
FACE=3D"Arial">Subject:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT>=
</B> <FONT SIZE=3D1 FACE=3D"Arial">Re: &quot;Wish&quot; in tech =
docs</FONT>
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<BR><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Hmmm. Just read all =
the replies so far, and none of them have come up</FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">with this one =
yet:</FONT>
<BR>
<BR><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">&gt; On the =
Destination list, click the Destination to edit.</FONT>
<BR>
<BR><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">If some kind of =
intent just HAS to be spelled out, use &quot;want&quot; not =
&quot;wish&quot;</FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">-- it's too =
wishy-washy. Two other things:</FONT>
<BR>
<BR><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">1. Drop the =
&quot;on&quot; in &quot;click on&quot; -- it's redundant.</FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">2. (This is picky) =
Use &quot;in&quot; or &quot;on&quot; the list, not from. I reserve =
&quot;from&quot;</FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">for a location, =
such as &quot;From the main window...&quot;</FONT>
<BR>
<BR><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Jane</FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 =
<BR><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Jane Bergen, =
Technical Writer</FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">AnswerSoft, =
Inc.</FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FACE=3D"Arial">Richardson, =
TX&nbsp; (972)997-8355</FONT>
<BR><FONT COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 =
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