Subject: Nonsteps
From: "Mark L. Levinson" <mark -at- MEMCO -dot- CO -dot- IL>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 13:45:08 +0200

On the one hand, each step in a procedure should be a single
user action.

On the other hand, virtually anything can be phrased as a user
action, even if it has to be "Notice that..." or "Wait while..."
And occasionally (if rarely) such factitious steps can help the
reader by pulling something that needs to be noticed out of the
often-ignored sentences describing the system's responses to
user actions.

- Mark L. Levinson - Memco Software - PO Box 58161 - 61581 Tel Aviv
- work: mark -at- memco -dot- co -dot- il / tel. 03-6487415 ext. 47 / fax 03-6487414
- home: nosnivel -at- netvision -dot- net -dot- il / tel. 09-9552411 or 09-9555720

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