I wish to describe just what gets saved when the user clicks the ‘Save’ button on a web page. Should I write “Clicking the Save button saves all changes” or “Clicking the the Save button will save all changes.”
I don’t want to use “Click the save button to save all changes”, as I prefer my hints to have a less active form. The user knows they must click the Save button, but it is not obvious whether all changes are saved or only currently visible changes?
In this context, present and future tense are pretty much equivalent and interchangeable. Either one will work.