masonry string  and marking the posts with tape to know the depth to 
sink it is a good idea.

At 07:06 PM 9/1/2010, you wrote:

>What I did was to drive stakes into the ground at the corners then 
>loop a good strong string, masonry string is excellent for the 
>purpose around the posts so that there are two parallel strings 
>between which I could mark and dig my holes. This also allowed me to 
>determine the height since the ground isn't nice and level but you 
>probably want the top of the fence to be level for appearance. You 
>can then decide on height and I marked each steel post with tape at 
>the desired height so I would know exactly how deep to sink them.

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