RE: Nested bullets - how many levels deep do you go?

Subject: RE: Nested bullets - how many levels deep do you go?
From: "Latella, Vincent" <VINCENT -dot- LATELLA -at- saic -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 11:20:59 -0500

Nope! Anything beyond a second level usually brings the content too far
to the right for my tastes. Depending on the *type* and *amount* of
content in the rightmost level, a document can end up looking lopsided,
in my opinion.






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Subject: Nested bullets - how many levels deep do you go?

We routinely use second-level nested bullets in our documentation, but
our policy is to never take it beyond a second level. However, there
have been times when I saw a need to go to a third level. (I just ran
into one.) I've been told that when that happens, I need to figure out
some way of leveling out the hierarchy so I can keep the list to two
nesting levels. (I think one of my editors once suggested that if I felt
the need to go to a third level or beyond, I was overthinking.) So I was
wondering what other folk here do. Do you ever go beyond a second level,
or do you avoid any nesting at all?
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