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

Subject: RE: Nested bullets - how many levels deep do you go?
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 10:26:59 -0600 (CST)


I almost never use more than two bullets, unless I am forced to by a
rigid template and style sheet, which has rarely occurred.

If the third level of bullets occurs in a procedure, I see if I can't
rewrite the preceding step or steps to rechannel the information. If
it's in an expository passage, I see if any logical reorganization of
the previous couple of sentences is possible, if a table is needed, or
if I need to reorganize section and subsection headings.

OR . . . if it absolutely has to be provided in a nested format, then I
wonder if words are the correct medium for this info, and if a flow
chart or some other illustration wouldn't work better.

Usually, one of these approaches works, and of course makes the info
easier for the reader to follow.
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