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Subject:Re: Clarification on Help file question From:"Meryl R. Cohen" <merylster -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Joe Weinmunson <litlfrog -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 3 Feb 2017 13:57:18 -0500
This may be too obvious, but if this list is not of things that should be
done in a specific order, (for example, steps in a procedure) then you
should not use a numbered list but rather a bulleted list.
Numbers imply order. In a bulleted list you may choose to put the items in
order of easiest or most preferred, but they are options. The user will
pick one of them. In a numbered list the user must do all the steps in a
particular order. Your example requires a bulleted list, and if your
managers disagree please try to explain to them what I've written here.
On Friday, February 3, 2017, Joe Weinmunson <litlfrog -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> A couple of people have helpfully pointed out something in my question
> earlier. The "three options" I refer to are 1) entering in a customer
> address by manually typing in everything; 2) using a list of ZIP codes that
> includes city, state, and phone number info; and 3) using a list of
> geographic regions (towns, counties, whatever) that includes the city,
> state, ZIP, and phone.
> Joe Weinmunson
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