Fred Ridder wrote: 

> Focus on essential steps (accomplishing the task at hand).
> Assume automatic actions (like basic navigation).
> Eliminate unnecessary words.

I'm with Art and Fred. Unless you're writing for complete computer
novices, don't describe _how_ to switch to another application or
window. The reader may not even like the method you describe, preferring
to use Alt-Tab. Just say, "In the Foo program's Bar tab, do X." 


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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