Re: Hyphenation in technical documentation

Subject: Re: Hyphenation in technical documentation
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 10:56:33 -0800 (PST)

It's a preference. If your manager dislikes hyphenation, dump it. I
don't think you'll find any definitive authority that says
"Hyphenation...bad" or "Hyphenation...good"

--- Paul Pehrson <paulpehrson -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> told me that recently another writer told him that "good technical
> writing" doesn't use hyphens, and we should update our template
> documents to turn off auto hyphenation.
> Here's my question for all you seasoned professionals: what do you
> think about hyphenation in technical documentation? Do you think
> hyphenation is okay as long as you don't hyphenate jargon words?
> Should hyphenation be turned off for a whole project? Where do you
> draw the line (pun intended)?

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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