RE: Correct punctuation for bulleted lists

Subject: RE: Correct punctuation for bulleted lists
From: Bill Burns <BillDB -at- intl -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 13:47:57 -0700

> What is the correct (standard?) punctuation for the following structure?
> (The list below is bulleted, I just put it in plain text for readability.)
>
> The audit activities Wazoo Software records for a user are:
> - adding widgets
> - removing widgets
> - viewing widget content
>
> Should the last bullet (viewing widget content) have a period?
>
Either use all of the end punctuation, or leave it all off. I'd leave it all
off. Also, you might either want to recast the first sentence as an
independent clause or leave off the colon. Colons are supposed to be
preceded by independent clauses. Using one in an instance similar to the one
above is a very common error.

Bill Burns - Eccentric Technology Consultant
INT'L.com Design & Development
billdb -at- intl -dot- com
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