RE: Your thoughts on punctuation?

Subject: RE: Your thoughts on punctuation?
From: "Andrew Warren" <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
To: "Ladonna Weeks" <ladonna -dot- weeks -at- comtrak -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 11:11:21 -0700

Ladonna Weeks wrote:

> Our product has a keypad used for installation and diagnostics. It can
> display up to four lines of 20 characters each. What is correct
> punctuation for brief, informative statements, such as the following:

> (line 1) Calling server
> (line 4) Please wait
> Should there be a period after each statement? I'm having trouble
> getting the programmers to add periods and I wonder if the convention
> for such displays is to leave them off. What is your experience?


I don't use periods for that sort of thing; I punctuate and capitalize
as I would on a sign:


9 am - 6 pm



Please come in



Please Wait



=== Andrew Warren - awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com
=== Synaptics, Inc - Santa Clara, CA

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