Re: Tense in Step-by-Step Procedures

Subject: Re: Tense in Step-by-Step Procedures
From: Richard Mateosian <xrm -at- EMAIL -dot- MSN -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 14:35:17 -0700

>Which is better:
>1. Click on the Postings button. The Posting dialog box appears.
>1. Click on the Postings button. The Posting dialog box will
> appear.

Always use the present tense unless it's absolutely necessary to use
some other tense. In this case it's not necessary. The first version
is better. ...RM


Richard Mateosian <srm -at- cyberpass -dot- net> www.cyberpass.net/~srm/
Review Editor, IEEE Micro Berkeley, CA

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