There is a list of guidelines that looks like
To ..., follow these guidelines:
Is it correct, in regard of this list, to treat "consider" in the beginning of a sentence as a possible replacement of "when appropriate" (and the other way around). Here is what I mean:
- a) Consider using X.
- b) When appropriate, use X.
- a) When specifying a personal name, consider placing the family name before the given name.
- b) When appropriate, when specifying a personal name, place the family name before the given name.
From stylistic perspective, I prefer the "b" sentence in the 1st example and "a" in the second one.