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I wrote:

After the page has loaded, you can apply a filter from the Filters box to automatically extract the main content and eliminate clutter.

The Filters box is:

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Did I use from correctly?

However I could also say it as:

After the page has loaded, you can select a filter from the Filters box and apply it to automatically extract the main content and eliminate clutter.

But I feel it is verbose.

  • Proper from use; stick with apply. – lurker Jan 16 '16 at 15:15
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    If you say "extract only the main content" you could eliminate clutter by eliminating and eliminate clutter. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jan 16 '16 at 17:18
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Your use of "from" and "apply" are correct. However, I would use words like "select" and "choose," since the button is named "apply," just to avoid any confusion. This is an example of what I would write:

To eliminate clutter on the page, choose a filter from the Filters box, and then select Apply.

This also makes the sentence less verbose. I hope this helps!

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Your usage of from is correct.

If you use the following wording

After the page has loaded, you can select a filter from the Filters box and click Apply to automatically extract the main contents and eliminate (any) clutter.

It will keep your steps in sequential order and ties in the Apply (note capitalisation to reflect the label on the button) click button.

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The main point of this process is to eliminate clutter, so I would start with that. Also, it's best to keep infinitives intact.

Yours:

After the page has loaded, you can apply a filter from the Filters box to automatically extract the main content and eliminate clutter.

Suggestion:

To eliminate clutter, you can extract the main content automatically by applying a filter from the Filters box after the page has loaded.

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  • As it is a step of a instruction I described it in sequence. – Ahmad Jan 17 '16 at 5:22

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