RE: Enumeration question

Subject: RE: Enumeration question
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 15:33:45 -0400

I did a fast, random survey of "who does" and "who doesn't." By "random"
I mean that I wasn't looking for supporters for either side.

Use 'em:
* NCI Web Design & Usability Guidelines
* IBM Style Guide
* Jakob Nielsen
* EC Interinstitutional style guide
* GNOME Documentation Style Guide
* Intel Software Network Writer's Guide
* U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual
* Lynch and Horton's Web Style Guide

Don't use 'em:
* The Apple Style Guide
* DOE Standard Writer's Guide for Technical Procedures

-- Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dick Margulis
> Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 3:10 PM
> To: Dubin, David
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Enumeration question
> Dubin, David wrote:
> > Does anyone have any research or can point me to
> > any research that would indicate if using a
> > period with the enumerative symbol is better
> > (or worse) than not using a
> > period?
> No research. No periods. Period. It's already marked by the hanging
> indent (if not by a font or style change). You don't need the
> redundant marking of a period. My opinion, backed up by that of
> lots of other people, but I'd be surprised to find definitive
> research to prove it.

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