Re: introducing steps

Subject: Re: introducing steps
From: Char James-Tanny <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 13:29:42 -0400

> This is actually the compromise my teacher and I have settled on: each procedure will be introduced with a level 4 header,which is basically body font + bold. (I like the touch of omitting the colon - thanks for that nicety) .  What this means is that some level 2 and level 3 headers will be followed by a level 4 header with no intervening text, which I have been told is a no-no, but visually it will work.  Each step is, in itself, a complete sentence.
> I have no problem with starting procedures with an independent clause if I could figure out a way to do it without excess verbiage and that will sound good. I'm open to ideas!

Instead of always using Heading 4 (which will violate the structural
integrity of the document), you could create a new style (for example,
"Task Heading") for these topics.

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