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I'm late responding to this one, but in the matter of Step 1 to Step 4
appear[s] ..., I'm basically in agreement with David O'Brien. Only I
would l/c "steps" (because "step" is a common noun) and separate the
numbers with an en-dash (assuming they are inclusive, which the context
steps 1-4 appear ....
I think the Gregg Reference Manual has a paragraph on lower-casing common
nouns when they are numbered items, but my copy is at home, so I can't
cite it here. As for the en-dash, see Chicago Manual of Style, 8.68.
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