RE: To Space or not to Space

Subject: RE: To Space or not to Space
From: "John Posada" <JPosada -at- isogon -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 13:59:55 -0400

Dick...why would you want to wean them from something that to them, made
the documentation clearer? Please tell me it wasn't the one-space rule,
for the sole sake of the rule?

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
Isogon Corporation
"Realizing Your Business Goals
Through Software Asset Management"

-----Original Message-----
Subject: Re: To Space or not to Space

John Posada wrote:

> Has anyone EVER found a reader that cares about this?

Yes. I was in an engineering environment, writing engineering doc, with
highly decimalized heading styles out to the level, mixed
with specifications full of decimal numbers and miscellaneous
abbreviations requiring periods; and I had a number of engineers comment
that the double space after a period was the cue they used to
distinguish the end of a sentence. I was able to wean them of the
practice, but they did seem to care.


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