RE: Slashes in abbreviations

Subject: RE: Slashes in abbreviations
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2005 11:16:26 -0500


I have extensively documented cost accounting software, and your company
president is right. Both AP and A/P are commonly used within the
industry.

Dan Goldstein

> -----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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