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I've been assigned to redesign our existing documention, and our
contract writer (who will be doing most of the rewriting) has strongly
suggested that we use a section-numbering scheme to facilitate
cross-referencing. The manual is a 150-page reference guide for a
networking hardware/software product. It is targeted to a fairly
Although I'm not necessarily opposed to section numbering, I don't see a
lot of it anymore. Are there any guidelines for determining whether
these numbers are worthwile? Does anyone have strong opinions for or
against section numbering?