RE: Write out numbers -- or not?

Subject: RE: Write out numbers -- or not?
From: "Brigitte Johnston" <bjohnston -at- humantech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2007 07:57:57 -0400

Thanks to all who responded to my question about whether to write out
numbers in technical reports. I'm not as far off the mark as I thought
I was! We don't currently have a style guide, but I'm in the process of
collecting items that will go into one later this year. This issue, of
course, has to be in it...

Brigitte Johnston
Tech. Writer/Editor

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From: Brigitte Johnston
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 10:28 AM
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Subject: Write out numbers -- or not?

<When to spell out and when not to? Or, use all numbers? I find it
difficult to "pull out" the important items (like 6 to 7 batches per
shift) if they're spelled out, and I've read that, in technical reports
like these, it's best to just use the numbers. What would you do?>


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