Re: Microsoft Manual of Style 3rd Edition - Pub'd 2003?

Subject: Re: Microsoft Manual of Style 3rd Edition - Pub'd 2003?
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 06:14:01 +1000

Fred Ridder wrote:
> Barbara Vega wrote (in part):
>
>> BTW - I flipped through the 2nd edition and could not find "login" as
>> one of the terms. It is not in there at all.
>
> You didn't find "login" (or "log in") because that is *NIX terminology.
> Microsoft's decided that in the Windows world you log _on_ rather
> than in, so the terms you'll find in MSMoS are "logon" and "log on".
>

I'm a bit surprised to hear this: even though our preferred
style is to use "log in," we have an entry for both, and the
"log on" entry indicates that "log in" is our preferred term.

-- Janice

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References:
Screen Readers and Complex Graphics: From: Blount, Patricia A
Screen Readers and Complex Graphics?: From: Geoff Hart
Microsoft Manual of Style 3rd Edition - Pub'd 2003?: From: Barbara Vega
RE: Microsoft Manual of Style 3rd Edition - Pub'd 2003?: From: Fred Ridder

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