Re: Future tenses

Subject: Re: Future tenses
From: Gail Taylor <gtaylor -at- ISLANDNET -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 10:06:16 -0800

At 12:14 PM 11/4/98 -0500, Doug Nickerson wrote:
>Writers all,
>I have a manual [that] I'm working on that has a plethora of sentences
>sim. to the folllowing:
>"Choosing Data Information from the Window menu will display the
>Data Info dialog.
>Clicking on the node at the left end of a line will expand that block and
>give specific details of the particular category."

I've been editing a number of software manuals lately and I change the
future to the present tense except when the action won't be visible right

Hope this helps.

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