RE: Capitalization of System Features that Are Not Interface Term s

Subject: RE: Capitalization of System Features that Are Not Interface Term s
From: Jan Bishop <JBishop -at- hach -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 11:04:32 -0700

I would take a third way (not the Third Way {8^)):

On many screens, you can search for consumer records using one of the two
lookup features that XXXX Version 2.0 provides: Quick Lookup or Lookup. Not
all work screens have these two lookup features available to them.

Reasoning: lookup features encompass two named features, Quick Lookup and
Lookup.
IMHO, it makes the last sentence clearer; both of the named features are not
available, as opposed to just the second one.

Jan B.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rebecca
Subject: Capitalization of System Features that Are Not Interface Terms


Re: Software Documentation

Hi All,
I hate to capitalize unless there's a reason to do so. I am looking for a
guideline and source for whether or not, or when, to capitalize system
features when they are not interface terms.

Example:

Should we write:

On many screens, you can search for consumer records using one of the two
lookup features that XXXX Version 2.0 provides: quick lookup or lookup
screens. Not all work screens have the lookup features available to them.

Or should we write:

On many screens, you can search for consumer records using one of the two
Lookup features that XXXX Version 2.0 provides: Quick Lookup or Lookup
screens. Not all work screens have the Lookup features available to them.

Thank you for your help.

Rebecca


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