Re: Step One. Done.

Subject: Re: Step One. Done.
From: John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Sarah Stegall <sstegall -at- bivio -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 16:17:20 -0400

There must be a reason to open the TargetApp window. Isn't that the next step?

OTOH, why can't a procedure be one step?

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Sarah Stegall <sstegall -at- bivio -dot- net> wrote:
> I'm editing a user guide written by a subcontractor who is (clearly) not
> a technical writer. I am consistently finding "procedures" which consist
> of only one step, such as:
> 1. Click Start>MenuOne>SubMenu to open the TargetApp window.
> I was trained to never have a procedure consisting of only one step.
> This sort of thing is a new experience for me. I'd really rather not
> rewrite 50 or so procedures, but how weird would it look to leave all

> these one-step procedures in place? Would it seem weird to un-number the
> single-step procedures, and leave all the multi-step procedures as they
> are (correctly numbered)?

Why not?

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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