Re: Numbering paragraphs

Subject: Re: Numbering paragraphs
From: Natalie Cavier <ncavier -at- deanhouston -dot- com>
To: Lynne Wright <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com>, Becca <becca -at- di -dot- org>, tech2wr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:23:48 -0700

I have written manuals that do number every paragraph, however, this style
is only used when defining a step or next procedure. As it allows a company
to tell its customer, "Please see step 5.1.2.7," for a specific or detailed
instruction. This style can be quite useful and very organized if applied
correctly.

I would think it would rather obvious when to use a bulleted list instead.
Honestly though, I believe it depends on the type of instruction you are
giving. If the company doesn't have a set style or a template that is
written in stone, I would suggest developing a standard that best explains
the information. Though keep in mind to consult with the company, subject
matter experts and even consider the expectations of the end-user.


On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 10:13 AM, Lynne Wright
<Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tiburoninc -dot- com>wrote:

> I can't imagine having to work in situation where you've got to number
> paragraphs... sounds like an invitation to cluttery chaos to me, BUT:
>
> Logically, I would think that you'd apply the same logic to para numbering
> as you would to creating sections. Ie. if there are several paragraphs that
> are explaining one concept, you'd group them under one number.
>
> Use bullets for lists (not numbers! partially because there's already
> enough numbering going on, but also because numbered lists can indicate a
> series steps within a procedure) of items within a paragraph.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tiburoninc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com[mailto:
> techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=tiburoninc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Becca
> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 1:09 PM
> To: tech2wr-l
> Subject: Re: Numbering paragraphs
>
> That may be. Is there any standard system for numbering paragraphs,
> though? How do you know when to number a paragraph and when not to? or is
> it a case of number them all, and God will know his own?
>
>
> Regards,
>
>
> Becca
>
>
> >________________________________
> >From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
> >To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> >Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:22 PM
> >Subject: RE: Numbering paragraphs
> >
> >There is NO regulatory requirement from FDA for numbering and bulleting.
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References:
Numbering paragraphs: From: Becca
RE: Numbering paragraphs: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Numbering paragraphs: From: Becca
RE: Numbering paragraphs: From: Lynne Wright

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