Re: initial caps in steps and bulleted lists

Subject: Re: initial caps in steps and bulleted lists
From: Janice Gelb <janiceg -at- marvin -dot- eng -dot- sun -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 08:30:02 -0700 (PDT)

In article ORG -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com, llittle -at- idirect -dot- com ("Laurie Little") writes:
>
>The writer uses a partial sentence to introduce a list, then treats each
>bullet/step as a continuance of this sentence; i.e. each starts with
>lowercase.
>Example:
>
>To do ...., you should:
>* do this
>* do that
>* do the other thing
>
>Fine and dandy, but what about when the bullet/step is long and involves
>another sentence? Example:
>
>To do ..., you should:
>* do this, then do that. If you do the other thing, ...
>* seek counsel. Otherwise, ...
>* ask for help on techwr-l. You'll find the answers there. But be sure to
>check the archives first!
>
>Shouldn't the bullet/step then be treated as any other paragraph, and start
>with uppercase?
>

At Sun, we finally decided that readers don't really
read the bulleted items separately as continuations of
the introductory clause, so we use initial caps for
all bulleted list items.

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