RE: Upper/lower case in heading

Subject: RE: Upper/lower case in heading
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "John Posada" <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "List,Techwriter" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 09:40:50 -0600

John Posada wrote:

> I'm checking the content of another writer's documnt and it
> appears he applies case in a random manner (but then maybe I
> just don't see the logic). For instance, following are some
> of the headings in a Release Note:
> -Broker Might Be Inadvertently Uninstalled -Installation
> Directories May not Contain Spaces -VPN Maps do not Increment
> and Decrement Hops
> It seems if the first one uses "Might Be", the next example
> should be "May Not", not "May not", and if the second example
> is "May not", isn't "do not" inconsistent?
> My question...if I tell him to change any of them, and he
> says Why?, what rule do I quote?

Two rules:

1. In title case, capitalize all words except short prepositions,
conjuntions, and articles.

2. Be consistent.


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