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Steps

Steps are a style that can be used for numbered lists. Use bullets (unordered list) rather than numbers (ordered list), unless there is a specific order to the items in it.

​What do steps look like?

1Put the title of the first step here

A description or more details about the step go here.

2

Put the title of the second step here

A description or more details about the step go here.

3

Put the title of the third step here

A description or more details about the step go here.



Why use steps?

When you have content that needs to be presented in a particular order, use steps. 

The kinds of content that work well in steps are:

  • description of a referral process
  • instructions for collecting a sample

Best practice

To follow PHSA style for steps:

  • use a friendly tone and the active voice (address the visitor as "you" and refer to your clinic or program or department as "we")
  • use sentence case
  • don't put a period after the title of a step
  • make the titles and descriptions consistent in structure 
  • don't use steps for content that does not need to be in a particular order
  • remember that the word "step" appears above the step number

Example of steps

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Example of steps in which the audience for the content is a physician who is making a referral.

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