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Subject:Re: spacing after a period From:Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Thu, 17 Nov 2005 14:10:52 -0500
Tar Charter wrote:
I'm the lone tech writer in an old school world. After working here for
eight months, my use of "one space after a period" is now under scrutiny
but none other than those in charge of documentation. I can't wait to
see what's next. Like, why did I not use the carbon paper in the copier?
For the most part, the customer could care less how many spaces after a
period you use as long as your consistent throughout the document, and
that is even questionable. If the person scrutinizing the number of
spaces happens to be the same person who signs you paycheck, then I'd
say you found the only "audience" you have to please concerning spacing
after periods. Just enter what he/she wants in your style guide, so if
they change their minds on the next edit, you can gently say that you
were following their previous suggestions and ask if you need to change
the style guide. Then go out and have a beer and good laugh.
Al Geist, Geist Associates
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