Re: Naming template styles

Subject: Re: Naming template styles
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 13:50:44 -0700

I assume you're talking about Word, which uses
this insane method of automatically creating and
naming new styles...?

One of the first things I do in any new workplace
setup is turn off everybody's "create styles from
your formatting" option.

Our template styles follow the naming scheme
"_companyname heading 1," etc. The initial
underscore ensures that the company style
tags will always rise to the top of the format
styles list. Styles are based on "no style" so
that they will not be affected by changes that
are accidentally made to default Word formatting.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
> This, in a nutshell, is why I have always named styles after their
> intended target, rather than after their attributes. But, before I
> question it at this place of business, I'd love to know what you do,
> and what your reasons are. I wouldn't be surprised if there are
> equally good arguments for doing it the other way.
> What principle do you adhere to when you name template styles?


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