Re: Using Contractions in Software Manuals

Subject: Re: Using Contractions in Software Manuals
From: Helen Cygnarowicz <helen -at- TIW -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 10:07:26 -0700

I'd rather see "would've" than "would of" ...

The person who made the point about "write for your audience" is dead on
target. The finance industry audience IS accustomed to a more formal tone.
However, the Quicken or Turbo Tax audience may not get upset at contractions
in the doc.

Helen Cygnarowicz, Manager
Information Development Group
VERTEX SATCOM SYSTEMS, INC.
Santa Clara CA


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