would you?

Subject: would you?
From: Kevin Feeman <Kevin -dot- Feeman -at- micromass -dot- com>
To: "'Tech Writer's List'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 09:43:04 -0500

In writing a manual, a colleague suggested using the word "unsaved" for
talking about files that have not been saved. Is unsaved really a word. It
seems a little funny to me. I looked it up, and the word is for being
"saved" as in Christianity.

I had the following:

CopyWriter will prompt the user to save any edited files that have not been
saved before the program closes.

She suggested:

CopyWriter will prompt the user to save any edited, unsaved files before the
program closes.

I just wanted to make sure that unsaved is proper in this context.

Thanks.

Kevin Feeman
Technical Publications Manager
MicroMass Communications Inc.
www.micromass.com <http://www.micromass.com/>
(919) 851-3182 Ext. 3105
kevin -dot- feeman -at- micromass -dot- com






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