[Grammar] Use of "By Using" and "Using" in sentence

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manthan1

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Hi,

I have a doubt over using of the 2 words: "By using" and Using" in a sentence.

For example,

The following steps explain how to link the equipment with the XML file by using the
Citect Project Editor application:

or,

The following steps explain how to link the equipment with the XML file using the
Citect Project Editor application:


Please suggest me which one is more appropriate while giving instructions to someone for guidance purpose. I feel the second one is more suitable sentence than the first one or both are correct.

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Manthan
 

Tdol

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I would use the second, but I think the first could also be used.
 
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