RE: Numbering Convention for Policies & Procedures

Subject: RE: Numbering Convention for Policies & Procedures
From: "Harry Bacheler" <hbacheler -at- geo -dot- census -dot- gov>
To: "Parker, Cassandra M." <CMPARKER -at- intermedia -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 12:51:18 -0500


My comments are based on experience with MS Word, WordPerfect, and Ami
Pro (WordPro from Lotus)

Why start at 1.0.0, instead of 1? By doing so you are 'forcing' an
implied heading level "3".

Most "Outlining" methods that I have seen start at 1.

You will be forced to change the 'styles' for all of your headings,
table of contents (TOC's), and a WHOLE RAFT OF OTHER THINGS.

It is also forcing you to NOT use auto numbering.

As a side note, you would have to explain 'why' you went to (a perceived)
level 6 in your headings.
( when you are really at level 4. (

Another thought. Are your Policies and Procedures part of a "Set"
and possibly could be numbered based on the set (overall)?

Rather than just within each Policy and Procedure. (each having a unique
numbering set starting at 1.x.x)

BTW, my recommendation is to use

1.0 Purpose
2.0 Scope

Harry M. Bacheler, Jr.
VGS, Inc.

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-----Original Message-----

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Subject: Numbering Convention for Policies & Procedures
What is the numbering convention for Policies and Procedures?
1.0.0 Purpose (blah, blah, blah)
1.0.1 OR
1.1.0 (blah, blah, blah) (blah, blah, blah)
2.0.0 Scope, etc.
2.0.0 OR
2.1.1 (blah, blah, blah) (blah, blah, blah)
1.0 Purpose, etc.
2.0 Scope, etc.


Cassandra Parker

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