RE: introducing steps

Subject: RE: introducing steps
From: "Arnold, Ann" <Ann -dot- Arnold -at- kla-tencor -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>, "Becca" <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 06:24:37 -0700

I'm looking, but not finding anything. I guess the only way is to take her 2-day class. Maybe you can contact her directly to see if she sells the workbook.

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From: Cardimon, Craig [mailto:ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:18 AM
To: Arnold, Ann; 'Becca'; 'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'
Subject: RE: introducing steps

Is there a quick-and-dirty PDF of "Minimalism: Creating Manuals People Can Use" lurking anywhere?

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From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Arnold, Ann
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:51 AM
To: Becca; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: introducing steps

After taking JoAnn Hacko's course, "Minimalism: Creating Manuals People Can Use," based on user tests and research, I'd do away with intro sentences all together whenever possible. Just use the Heading ...

To Add a Gadget to the Widget (heading or subheading)
1. Navigate to the blah blah
2. Select the blah blah from the blah blah

Etc.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+ann -dot- arnold=kla-tencor -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ann -dot- arnold=kla-tencor -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Becca
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 7:48 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: introducing steps

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.
 
Thanks
 
Becca


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introducing steps: From: Becca
RE: introducing steps: From: Arnold, Ann
RE: introducing steps: From: Cardimon, Craig

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