A procedure has one or more groups that document it. Think of a group as a section. A group can then be organized under the hierarchy of the preceding group based on its numbering. At this time, the platform supports three depths of hierarchy. Depths beyond three can be added but will not receive special formatting.
The illustration below shows that two groups are at depth of 1, then one group has a depth of 2 and another group with a depth of 3.
While depth is how far a group is embedded in a hierarchy, we use the term level to refer to the actual identification of the group. The identification of the group is included in its name.
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By default each group in a version of a procedure is treated as a major section. As a major section, the name of the group has the largest of font sizes as compared to minor sections.
The example below shows a version with four groups, all of which are major sections.
For a group to be treated as a major one, nothing special is required in the name of the group. Below shows how the name of the group displayed is the same as when editing its name.
Numbering Major Sections
Major sections can be numbered by prepending the group name with a number followed by a period. The period signifies the number vs the actual name of the group.
In the example below, each group is numbered and each treated as a major section.
To have groups numbered and treated as a major section, simply prepend the name of the group with a number followed by a period.
Groups as Minor Sections
Groups can become minor sections and fall under the hierarchy of the preceding section by using an additional digit in the number for the name of the group.
- Major section -> 0.
- Minor section 2nd level -> 0.0.
- Minor section 3rd level -> 0.0.
In the example below, we now have four groups as major sections. The third section then has two 2nd level minor sections and one of those sections has two 3rd level minor sections.
Note that all groups do not need to be numbered. When a group does not include a number in its name then it is treated as a major section.
Major sections are denoted the same, just using a single digit followed by a period.
To make a group a minor section of the proceeding one, simply add another digit followed by a period.
To make a group a third level minor section and under the hierarchy of the previous one, simply add another digit. You can multiple groups in a level of hierarchy.
To escape an inherited hierarchy, simply remove the last digit and continuing numbering using an incremented value. Since the prior minor section was 2.1, this next one needs to be 2.2.
Alpha and Numeric Groups
While the previous examples have only used numeric values for the group’s identification, letters can be used as well.
To use letters instead of numbers, when editing the name of a group simply include a letter.
Letters and numbers can be used together and various levels as well. In the example below, the 2nd level minor sections are identified with letters while the major sections and 3rd level minor sections are identified with numbers.
To use a combination of numbers and letters to identify a group, include them in its name.
Minor sections can be added under the hierarchy of the preceding group by adding another digit.