RE: Step One. Done.

Subject: RE: Step One. Done.
From: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 13:49:23 -0700

I see a lot of one-step procedures from certain (non-domestic) car
manufacturers. Drives me crazy. I always "de-step" in such cases.

But what's really annoying is when they reference that single step: "See
step 1 under Cigar Lighter Element Installation." Lots of fun chasing
all those down.

-BH

-----Original Message----- From: Sarah Stegall

I'm editing a user guide written by a subcontractor who is (clearly) not
a technical writer. I am consistently finding "procedures" which consist
of only one step, such as:



1. Click Start>MenuOne>SubMenu to open the TargetApp window.



I was trained to never have a procedure consisting of only one step.
This sort of thing is a new experience for me. I'd really rather not
rewrite 50 or so procedures, but how weird would it look to leave all
these one-step procedures in place? Would it seem weird to un-number the
single-step procedures, and leave all the multi-step procedures as they
are (correctly numbered)?



I'd love to hear from anyone else who has encountered this situation.
Thanks.



Sarah

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