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I have extensively documented cost accounting software, and your company
president is right. Both AP and A/P are commonly used within the
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jenn Wilson
> Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 10:36 AM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Slashes in abbreviations
> 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.) :)
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