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Subject:Re: Question of clarity From:"Brierley, Sean" <Brierley -at- QUODATA -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 21 Jun 1999 12:15:22 -0400
Universally, I'd probably write:
"Choose Plant Menu|Work with Whatever."
All the best,
sean -at- quodata -dot- com
>>>From: Melissa Morgan [mailto:mmorgan -at- INTREPID -dot- CDG-HARGRAY -dot- COM]
>>>Sent: Monday, June 21, 1999 11:52 AM
>>>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>>>Subject: Question of clarity
>>>I am trying to figure out what's the best
>>>way to present a complex step (not that
>>>it's difficult, but I want the instruction to
>>>read clearly). Some might argue that this
>>>should be broken into two steps, but
>>>I need to try and keep it in one step.
>>>Here's the sentence:
>>>From the Plant Menu, select (13) for Work
>>>with Whatever, and press Enter.
>>>A co-worker suggested that I remove the
>>>second comma. I explained that I put it
>>>there to cue the user...to clearly separate
>>>the sub-actions that make up the step.
>>>Does anyone have some ideas on the
>>>readability one way or the other? TIA