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> Procedure writing advice seems pretty unanimous in recommending that
> be used, but localization advice seems to come out strongly against
> Well, mostly. In Leah Guren's presentation in the recent User
> conference, we discussed this and her experience has been that
> vendors haven't had any problems with properly translating her
> gerunds into the target languages.
When I was first creating a doc that would be translated, I was told "don't use gerunds." My response was, "Why not? Are the translators we use incompetent?"
Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
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