Indicating a skipped portion in instructions

Subject: Indicating a skipped portion in instructions
From: "Martinek, Carla" <CMartinek -at- zebra -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 16:17:44 -0500

Situation: Repair/Option kits that cover a product that is sold with multiple options. Depending on your option, you may not be doing every section of instructions within the kit.

Does anyone have suggestions for calling out steps which indicate that you need to JUMP OVER the following step(s)? Case in point is Section 1, step 3 below. Feedback we recently received was that they want this to stand out somehow (it's been like this for 7+ years... and they just NOW decide that they don't like it???)

Docs are currently printed in b/w. Color printing may or may not (likely may not) be an option, so that is a last resort.

If/Then table:
If you have Option A, go to Section 1.
If you have Option B, go to Section 2.

Section 1 - Option A:
1. Do something.
2. Do something else.
3. Go to Section 3.

Section 2 - Option B:
1. Another step.
2. Yet another step.
3. Continue with Section 3.

Section 3 - Common to A and B.
1. Step.
2. Step.
3. Etc.


-Carla

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