ASAP: "Fillable" wars

Subject: ASAP: "Fillable" wars
From: "Cook, Jenise" <jenise -dot- cook-crabbe -at- pacificlife -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 13:27:25 -0800

We've got a battle with Marketing after using this term for at least two
years. Can *you* justify the use of the term "fillable"? (We use it in the
sense of a "fillable form".)

MMOS doesn't have "fillable" and neither does Apple's guide. We don't have
"Read Me First" (yet), and the TECHWR-L archives from '93 to today only gave
me four messages in return for my search entry "fillable". The messages'
authors used "fillable" as easily as "butter."

Google has given me a bunch of URLs, but Marketing verified "fillable"
within a blank Word document, and the result returned was "fill-able". So,
we may need to provide justification by citing a respectable source? Adobe
uses "fillable". Do they have a style guide? At Adobe's Web site, I searched
on "fillable" and got only one result returned (a 1-page PDF). And, the
federal U.S. government uses "fillable".

But, we need to give Marketing the name of a respectable source. Can you
help? Thank you!

Jenise Cook-Crabbe
Sr. Technical Writer
jenise -dot- cook-crabbe -at- pacificlife -dot- com

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