RE: Procedural layots

Subject: RE: Procedural layots
From: "VERKERKEN Wouter" <Wouter -dot- VERKERKEN -at- swift -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 10:10:02 +0200

Mats wrote :

>Don't you agree that
>that procedural layout separates the information better for the reader
>than a numbered procedural list?

Hey Mats,

Sorry for the late reaction.

I don't agree. If you chunk larger procedures (see below), there is no
need for a table. Also, if the reader consults it online, a procedural
table tends to crowd things.

Overview procedure
1. Do A
2. Do B
3. Do C
4. Do D

Do A

Do B

(you get the picture...)

I do love tables in more complex situations on a step level, for
example, if you consistently need to add parameters or values to a step.
I also use them for more complex IF/THEN decisions (several conditions,
several actions), where again they add value.



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