Re: User Guide Question

Subject: Re: User Guide Question
From: "Gen Whitt" <Gen -dot- Whitt -at- SDInc -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2000 12:59:03 -0800

Hi Joanne. I know I'm late on this thread, but didn't see that anyone else
offered this information:

I have two excellent computer dictionaries on my shelf. Both list file
extensions by first letter (.exe listed under "e") rather than in a
"numbers and symbols" pre-A section.

In the Microsoft Press Computer Dictionary, ".exe" is listed after
"exclusive OR." ".doc" is listed before "dock."

The Computer Glossary lists extensions alphabetically, but without the dot:
for example, "EXE file" is listed after "executive."

I'm not suggesting you necessarily have to do what they did, but it's worth
looking at what's out there. If I were making the choice, I would follow
the Computer Glossary format: in your case, "cpk file."



From: Joanne Meehl <Jmeehl -at- datum -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 11:15:29 -0500
X-Message-Number: 29

A question from this newbie: Where, in an A-to-Z user guide, would an entry
for .cpk go? Or any "dot" entries, for that matter?
I couldn't find anything in the archives on this. And my style guides don't
tell me, so I'm turning to you all.

Gen Whitt
Senior Technical Writer
Software Dynamics, Inc.
West Hills, CA

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