was: help with a description now passive voice

Subject: was: help with a description now passive voice
From: "Kari K. Gulbrandsen Andres" <kandres -at- UDel -dot- Edu>
To: "Windows Help Compiler (WINHELP) Discussion List" <WINHLP-L -at- ADMIN -dot- HUMBERC -dot- ON -dot- CA>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 13:38:48 -0500 (EST)

>oh boy, everybody is getting on me about the passive voice. i didn't use
>it because of the fact that the user was already using the form if they
>got to this topic, so i felt if you're using something and then you're
>told to use it........... as opposed to why it's used.... does this make
>sense. but maybe i should just say something along the lines of "use this
>form when" and don't even specify the name of the form. as for being
>instructions, this is just the preamble to the instructions and i wanted
>to give a rough overview.

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