Re: [Usability] HIG Clarification for "Close Without Saving" button

My position on the contraction issue is clear. Apostrophe's are a bad idea.
It does'nt matter where. They just are'nt helpful to reader's. Or even


Calum Benson wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-02-01 at 13:14, Alan Horkan wrote:
>>The use of a contraction goes against the Documentation Style Guide (which
>>I went to great lengths to read).
> I know, I was being somewhat mischievous :)  But having said that, both
> Mac and Windows increasingly use contractions in fairly obvious places,
> and both of those desktops are translated into dozens of languages in
> what is presumably a straightforward enough fashion that they haven't
> felt the need to un-contract the English version.  
> When I was at school at uni, we were always told never to use
> contractions in technical reports either, but nowadays most institutions
> positively encourage you to use less fussy language in reports to make
> them more readable... all keeps style guide writers in a job I suppose
> :)
> Cheeri,
> Calum.

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