Re: "using" as a verb in a task heading

Subject: Re: "using" as a verb in a task heading
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2008 07:51:16 +1000

Lauren wrote:
> I assumed that the mention of "use" was in place of the actual verb. I also
> left off the convention that I normally use in my previous post, and I agree
> with the what Bonnie says here. I was uncomfortable with the style that
> guide that I had to use that required "To" at the beginning of every
> procedure heading. That was very annoying. Just imagine "To" at the
> beginning of the procedures in Bonnie's example.

I can easily imagine it because that's our corporate
style: gerunds for conceptual headings, infinitives
plus a glyph for procedure headings. We think it works
fine: enables the reader to easily spot the procedures
by distinguishing them from the conceptual sections.

-- Janice

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