follow the following

Subject: follow the following
From: "Esthee Erasmus" <Esthee -at- k2workflow -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 20:41:45 +0200


I'm writing a user manual at the moment and wonder whether there's a better way of saying:

To perform the desired action follow the following steps:

It just seems very clumsy. Our style is a bit formal, so saying 'do the following' or something like that would not be correct. I'm leaning towards 'perform the steps provided below:' but that seems a but cumbersome. Any ideas?


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