Re: Table punctuation

Subject: Re: Table punctuation
From: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 10:53:07 +0530

I don't really have a problem with your original form, but then I'm no
expert at this! :-)
One alternative I can think of is to use a sentence or sentence
fragment to introduce your bulleted list, so the need for "or" no
longer exists. Something like this:

Choose either of these actions:
- Enter a name for your personal clown.
- Leave the field blank for us to choose one for you.

Yes, it's not a great idea, and somewhat stilted and formal, but it
removes the need for "or."


On 4/13/07, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:
> Clown name - Enter a name for your personal clown, or
> - Leave blank for us to choose one for you.
> All other rows in the second column have a terminal period, so this is the solution I've chosen. I don't think that moving the "or" to a separate line would change anything, do you? I suppose I could put it as:
> - Enter a name for your personal clown.
> Or
> - Leave blank for us to choose one for you.

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