introducing steps

Subject: introducing steps
From: Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 17:47:31 -0700 (PDT)

I'm taking a class in technical writing. My teacher says never to introduce a series of steps with an infinitive (To install Sigil) but to use an independent clause ("To install Sigil, follow these steps:" or words to that effect. To me, the clause "follow these steps" is imlied by the fact that steps follow. Still, it's the teacher, so I have to follow her style.
Is there a more graceful way to introduce steps? how do yo do it? I'm pretty much coming up dry.

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