Re: [Fwd: Question for Tech Writers' List]

Subject: Re: [Fwd: Question for Tech Writers' List]
From: Dick Margulis <ampersandvirgule -at- WORLDNET -dot- ATT -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 19:51:29 -0400

Lucille,

Thanks for reposting it legibly. The answer is neither. Try it this way
(intentionally flattening the structure of nested procedures):

To install the doohickey:

1. Grimbulate the fisteris[sp?].
2. Connect the fisteris to the doohickey.
3. Initialize the doohickey.


To grimbulate the fisteris:

1. Xxxxxxxxxxxxx.
2. Yyyyyyyy.
3. Zzzzzzzzz.

The doohickey is now ready for the next procedure.

To connect the fisteris to the doohickey:

1. Aaaaaa.
2. Bbbbbbbbbbb.

The doohickey is now ready to be initialized.

To initialize the doohickey:

1. Plug it in.
2. Turn it on.
3. Run like hell.

The doohickey is now installed.



Lucille Lattanzi wrote:
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> My second try. I will try to send this text only.
> Sorry for the garbage message.
> Lucille
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> Hi Lucille-
> I would like to know if there is a rule regarding the following, or if
> not, what standard practice have other writers encountered:
>
> WHEN WRITING A PROCEDURAL LIST (WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT CONTAIN PROCEDURES
> WITHIN PROCEDURES) DO YOU INDENT THE RESULT OF A SPECIFIC STEP TO LINE
> UP WITH THE TEXT OF THAT STEP(EXAMPLE A)? IF THE RESULT COMES FROM THE
> CUMULATIVE ACTIONS OF ALL OF THE PRECEDING STEPS, DO YOU THEN LINE UP
> THE TEXT OF THE RESULT WITH THE NUMBERS OF THE PRECEDING STEPS (EXAMPLE
> B)?
>
> EXAMPLE A
> 1. XXXXXXXXXXXX
> 2. XXXXXXXXXXXX
> 3. XXXXXXXXXXXX
> XXXXXXXXXXXX (RESULT OF STEP 3)
>
> EXAMPLE B
> 1. XXXXXXXXXXXX
> 2. XXXXXXXXXXXX
> 3. XXXXXXXXXXXX
>
> Thanks for sending this out for comment.
> XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (RESULT OF STEPS 1,2, AND 3)
>
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