RE: IBM Style Guide online? RESOLVED

Subject: RE: IBM Style Guide online? RESOLVED
From: "Mike McCallister" <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 08:12:07 -0500

TechWr-L is indeed amazing! Thanks to Pat Egan, Lin Sims, Mike Starr,
Andrew Warren, Ed (who found a copy at, and Caroline
Tabach, who shared their copies with me.

FYI: There are two editions floating around, the 6th edition from 2004
and the 7th from 2006. Check your copyright date (on page 2), and email
me if you want the more recent version.

I'll keep an eye out for a posting of any 8th edition.

Thanks again!

Mike McCallister

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Neilson [mailto:neilson -at- windstream -dot- net]
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 8:59 PM
To: Mike McCallister
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: IBM Style Guide online?

Amazing! Every link I can find, even one in the German Wikipedia, goes
the the same useless page. We all just took it for granted, I guess. I
never used it, never more than skimmed it, but took it for granted

One reference describes it as being descended directly from the Chicago
Manual of Style. CMOS is always a good tool even if (like the folks at
IBM) you differ with parts of it. Use CMOS as a foundation instead, I
guess, tempered with Microsoft's style manual, and write your own.

Mike McCallister wrote:
> Hi folks,
> At some point or other, IBM made their style guide available at this
> site:
> .p
> df
> pdf>
> Today, this link points to the IBM Design group front page, and a site

> search does not prove fruitful.


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