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RE: Double Quotation Marks to Single Quotation Marks - Relaxing t he Standard?
Subject:RE: Double Quotation Marks to Single Quotation Marks - Relaxing t he Standard? From:"Goldstein, Dan" <DGoldstein -at- DeusTech -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 3 Dec 2004 10:01:44 -0500
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> From: TechComm Dood
> Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 9:48 AM
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> Subject: Re: Double Quotation Marks to Single Quotation Marks
> - Relaxing the Standard?
> Pardon my ignorance, but in technical documentation, when are quotes
> used? What are you quoting?
> I work in the software industry, and the only time we use quotes are
> when they are used in code samples, in which case the language syntax
> dictates the use, not the documentation style guide.
Example of quotation marks in technical documentation:
1. Use the pod arms to secure the Antenna Orientation (A.O.) unit.
2. Say, "HAL, please rotate Pod Number Two."
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