RE: Your thoughts on punctuation?

Subject: RE: Your thoughts on punctuation?
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -dot- Brierley -at- ipc -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 14:31:54 -0400

And, I don't use all caps.

I recommend presenting the messages as they are displayed. What is
displayed looks fine. Decide whether to use a period or not (I'd not),
but be consistent. Be consistent about case, as well.



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Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 2:11 PM
To: Ladonna Weeks; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Your thoughts on punctuation?

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:


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