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Oh, dear God! This thread is getting more and more annoying. Whatever
about numbers, bullets, headings, whistles, and bells, if you can't make
it clear from your sentence construction that a step is a step, then
you're in the wrong job.
<snip> If you folks have actually had the
experience of seeing a book with single steps numbered "1" and were
honestly thrown off by it, I would be more impressed by the argument.
_have_ seen two different books without numbered single steps and been
pretty thoroughly thrown, you know, to the extent of having to stop and
hunt for other step-type lists, study them to be sure they were supposed
be the same even though one was numbered and one wasn't, etc.
That's not trivial irritation for me, incidentally. If I have to stop,
hunt, and analyze a document component before I can even continue to use
the document, I consider it a serious flaw, possibly close to