Re: follow the following
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?
What's wrong with "follow these steps"?
I'd also try to get away from "to perform the desired action" in favor of naming the action, for example: "To post the transaction to the general ledger, follow these steps."
In fact, if you could go with just a little less formality, that could be shortened to:
"To post the transaction to the general ledger:
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