Re: Naming template styles

Subject: Re: Naming template styles
From: "Julie Stickler" <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 17:11:58 -0400

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:

> ...I have always named styles after their intended target, rather than after their attributes... I'd love to know what you do, and what your reasons are.

OK, I'll bite, if I don't name my heading styles "Heading" how do I
know that I use the style to format my headings?

I've always named template styles after the documentation features
they should be applied to (headings, body text, numbered steps,
bullets, notes, cautions, figure titles, etc.). This not only makes
it easier for me to use the template in my daily work, but makes it
much easier for other writers who might also have to use the template.

And, as you noted, it also makes it much simpler to know which style
you need to edit when you go to modify your template.


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