Re: Style conventions: Pipelines vs. Arrows, Single step style vs . Sentence.

Subject: Re: Style conventions: Pipelines vs. Arrows, Single step style vs . Sentence.
From: Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- sun -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 12:38:51 -0700


Kevin McLauchlan wrote:


The problem is that when I accomodate them, there are a few places where an identifiable procedure (i.e., one that could be set off with a level-2 heading) has only one step.

It doesn't happen often, but it does happen, and I foresee that it will occasionally happen in future. So, I want to set up a non-obtrusive, non-ugly visual cue to make "Do this" info stand out from introductory and expository text, even when the "Do this" stuff doesn't have a step number (which is otherwise the visual flag on which we currently rely).

I had thought of an icon, but an icon signals only the start of the thing that it marks. I'm not sure I want to dream up (and use) an "end" icon as well.

We substitute a small diamond for the number in a
single-step procedure that is aligned in the same
place where a number would appear. Perhaps that
would help.

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References:
Re: Style conventions: Pipelines vs. Arrows, Single step style vs . Sentence.: From: Tuples
Re: Style conventions: Pipelines vs. Arrows, Single step style vs . Sentence.: From: Kevin McLauchlan

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