Re: Placement of cautions in procedures

Subject: Re: Placement of cautions in procedures
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2004 14:04:33 -0700

I would do it like this:

1. Positioning the laser
! CAUTION ! <lazer hazard symbol>
Do not look directly into the laser beam.
Position the laser etc., etc., ...

2. Next instruction.

The key requirement is that the caution or warning immediately
precede whatever procedural instruction it applies to.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jones, Donna" <DJones -at- zebra -dot- com

This may look a little odd from what most of us are used to seeing, but I
think it's effective. I'm working in Frame, but this could apply to other
programs. Does anyone have any other ideas for how something like this could
be implemented? Could it be done easily without a table? (The key word is
*easily*.) Right now, we occasionally create cross-references to the step
numbers ("Repeat step 5." OR "Continue with step 3.") Creating the
cross-reference to a caution above a step wouldn't bring in the step number.
I'd prefer to avoid awkward wording such as "Repeat the step where you had


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