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Subject:Re: about use of single bullets From:Daniel Friedman <daniel -dot- friedman42 -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> Date:Wed, 10 May 2017 08:58:35 -0400
To further what Tony is saying, I will use a single bullet list for a one
step procedure. It keeps the consistency of having procedures be indented,
but without the weirdness of having a numbered list that only has item '1. '
On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 4:00 AM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:
> Considering that there could be a chance that bulleted lists could be
> automatically generated, I'm of the mind that single item lists are
> acceptable. This holds especially true of the other sections all use
> bullets. It looks odd when three sections appear parallel except for one,
> because of blind adherence to a academic rule that breaks the visual model.
> But of course, it all depends.
> On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 17:26 Vincent <vincentpr -at- trfnova -dot- com> wrote:
> > Soliciting your opinions (or declaration of practice)...
> > I know the style rule of thumb not to use a bullet for a single item.
> > However for a two page flyer, I have several subheaders with multiple
> > items bulleted -- except for the first one which has only one item.
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