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Read Me First! A Style Guide for the Computer Industry, Third Edition by Sun Technical Publications

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Chapter 7. Writing Tasks, Procedures, and Steps

The purpose of many technical documents is to explain how to use a product to accomplish specific tasks. In such documents, detailed instructions on how to accomplish tasks are often provided in the form of procedures and steps.

This chapter discusses the following topics:

Understanding the Relationship Among Tasks, Procedures, and Steps

This chapter uses these task-related terms as follows:

Task. Specific work that can be performed. A task ...

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