RE: 'log in to' or 'log into'?

Subject: RE: 'log in to' or 'log into'?
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Claire Conant" <claireconant -at- comcast -dot- net>, "Sonja McShane" <sonja -dot- mcshane -at- str -dot- com -dot- au>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 12:11:25 -0500

Yeah, I just wanted to see if there'd be an argument made for pushing
the issue to get everything changed over to the "proper" way.

We've always striven for quality in terms of the product working
properly, and the docs providing the info the customer/user needs to
work the product, but as we mature, the company is looking to additional
avenues of ensuring quality. We're finally getting a GUI for some of
the product line that I handle, and they're being quite picky about
that. There may yet be an opportunity to rework some things that have
mildly irritated me for a long time, but which were never worth a

Certainly I can press for consistency in the handling of noun and verb
forms within the interface. Then I'd better make sure to update every
occurrence in my docs... :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Claire Conant [mailto:claireconant -at- comcast -dot- net]
> Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 11:40
> To: McLauchlan, Kevin; Sonja McShane; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: 'log in to' or 'log into'?
> Kevin, right there in the quote I provided it says except for if it's
> written differently in the user interface. If it's already existed for
> some
> years in published documents one way, there would be a strong argument
> keep it that way, concluding that it is an established house style.
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
> >> Do not use log in, login, log onto, log off of, logout, sign off,
> > sign
> >> on
> >> unless these terms
> >> appear in the user interface.
> >> The verb form is two words, log on or log off. As a noun or
> > use
> >> one word, no
> >> hyphen: logon or logoff.
> >
> > What about when the developers have already used "log in" or "login"
> > the interface, or when you come to a product and docs that have
> > for some years and used "login" or "log into" etc?

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'log in to' or 'log into'?: From: Sonja McShane
Re: 'log in to' or 'log into'?: From: Claire Conant
RE: 'log in to' or 'log into'?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: 'log in to' or 'log into'?: From: Claire Conant

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