Slashes in abbreviations

Subject: Slashes in abbreviations
From: Jenn Wilson <jenn -at- mylar -dot- outflux -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 07:36:07 -0800 (PST)


I'm looking for input from other experienced writers on an issue I'm debating with our company president.

How do you abbreviate "Accounts Payable"?

- AP
- A/P
- Something else

In turn, how would you abbreviate "sales order" when you clearly can't re-word, spell it out, or write around the usage?
- SO
- S/O
- Something else

(My superior insists that the slashes are an accepted industry standard. I don't buy this.) :)

Thank you in advance,


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