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Chapter 4. The Gist of a List: Adding Li... > Putting Your Affairs in Order with N... - Pg. 43

The Gist of a List: Adding Lists to Your Page 43 The items you toss into your numbered lists don't have to be short words and phrases, however. For example, if you're explaining how to perform a certain task, a numbered list is the perfect way to take your readers through each step. Here's a more involved example (it's numlist2.htm on this book's CD) that uses a numbered list to explain how to juggle: <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Numbered Lists - Example #2</TITLE> </HEAD> <BODY> <H3>The Complete Idiot's Guide to Juggling</H3> <HR> Here are the basic steps for the most fundamental of juggling moves&#151;the three-ball cascade: <OL> <LI>Place two balls in your dominant hand, one in front of the other, and hold the third ball in your other hand. Let your arms dangle naturally and bring your forearms parallel to the ground (as though you were holding a tray).</LI> <LI>Of the two balls in your dominant hand, toss the front one towards your left hand in a smooth arc. Make sure the ball doesn't spin too much and that it goes no higher than about eye level.</LI> <LI>Once the first ball has reached the top of its arc, you need to release the ball in your other hand. Throw it towards your dominant hand, making sure it flies <I>under</I> the first ball. Again, watch that the ball doesn't spin or go higher than eye level.</LI> <LI>Now things get a little tricky (!). Soon after you release the second ball, the first ball will approach your other hand (gravity never fails). Go ahead and catch the first ball.</LI> <LI>When the second ball reaches its apex, throw the third ball (the remaining ball in your dominant hand) under it.</LI> <LI>At this point, it just becomes a game of catch-and-throw-under, catch-and-throw-under. Keep repeating steps 1-5 and, before you know