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Figure 9-13 A colorful enticement to start a blog.

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Always give instructions as a numbered list of the steps that people must do to complete the task. Figures 9-14 and 9-15, from eHow and, present numbered steps for instructions that are longer and more complex than the example.

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The instructions are in numbered steps.

Space between the steps makes each step easy to find and read.

Each instruction starts with an imperative verb, for example, "Dab..."

Tips are not steps. That's why they are bulleted, not numbered.

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But the warnings come too late. They should be at the top. Many people will have done the steps before seeing the warnings.

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The warnings may be below the fold; people who don't know to look for warnings may not scroll beyond the last step.

Figure 9-14 eHow uses numbered lists to give step-by-step instructions.

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Placing an order with is easy. There's no need to create an account first. You automically create an account whan you place your first order online. (We cannot accept orders by phone, fax, ore-mail. All orders must be placed online.)

Here are the steps you heed to follow to place an order. If you have any problems when following these steps, please read our Troubleshooting Tips.

Each step starts with a verb ' ^s) in the imperative, and that makes them easy to scan

1. Find the items you want

2. Add the Items to Your Shopping Cart

3. Proceed to Checkout

4. Sion In

5. Enter a Shipping Address

6. Choose a Shipping Method

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Note: Some items offered on our Web site are fulfilled by Amazon Merchants or through Amazon Marketplace. Payment, shipping, and return policies may vary by type of order and by seller. The seller of each item in your order will be clearly noted on the View Shopping Cart page.

- 1. Find the Items You wont

First you will need to browse or search for the items you would like to order. Keyword search

The headings would be f * * 1 even better if they were closer to the text they cover - if they did not float in space.

Figure 9-15 Numbered steps help people understand processes as well as specific tasks.

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