The <substeps> element allows you to break a step down into a series of separate actions, and should be used only if necessary. Try to describe the steps of a task in a single level of steps. If you need to use more than one level of <substep> nesting, you should probably rewrite the task to simplify it.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.


- topic/ol task/substeps


<substep><cmd>Hold pencil in a steady, level position.</cmd></substep>
<substep><cmd>Turn handle until resistance diminishes.</cmd>
<info>Note: initially, it might be somewhat difficult to turn the handle if 
pencil has never been sharpened before.</info></substep>
<substep><cmd>To determine if pencil is sharp, remove it from the sharpener 
and inspect the tip.</cmd></substep>


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group and outputclass.

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