Imperatives or not?

Subject: Imperatives or not?
From: "Sierra Godfrey" <kittenbreath -at- hotbot -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 15:37:54 -0700

Ahoy mateys:

I'm writing a manual which contains several sections with setp-by-step directions. I have given the headings of the sections imperatives, such as: "Set Network Addresses" and "Select the Operation Mode".

The manual is in review right now and the main reviewer is my old nemesis from earlier posts, the engineer. He wants to change all imperative headings to "Setting Network Addresses" and "Selecting the Operation Mode".

What do you think about this? Can you give me reasons why they should stay imperatives (since sheer exhaustion from this project has causes me to stop reasoning things out)? Sections generally will say something like:
"To set a network address:

Thank you for your help guys.

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