Re: Microsoft Manual of Style where oh where

Subject: Re: Microsoft Manual of Style where oh where
From: Deborah Hemstreet <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 09:39:32 -0400

I'd like to thank everyone for your very kind and helpful answers. They
are greatly appreciated.

Yes, as Dan says, I need to have that particular standard for something.

Finally, in response to a few private emails, I would like to clarify: I
was not trying to get a free copy to avoid paying and get around
copyright issues.

There were several public announcements that MS was offering the .CHM
version for free. However, the link to the MS website went to a dead
page. When I finally located the book on the MS website, it is listed as
having no price, and no longer for sale. Just a book with an ISBN number.

I found the manual on SEVERAL sites going for as high as $200, and used
for $50! (NO guarantees of condition there, and I needed to know
something ASAP, not in a week or so).

Finally, I was under the impression (mistaken) that once something is
free, whoever owns that free item can give it to someone else. Perhaps
not. I do not know.

I'd like to thank Janice for pointing me in a direction where I can buy
something legally at a reasonable price, and others who have helpfully
offered to give me the info I need in the meantime.

As usual, this is a great group and I think you all for your help.

Deborah
http://www.tech-challenged.com

Dan Goldstein wrote:
> In my current gig (since 2002), I don't need the MMOS. Having said that,
> I've worked in the past on projects that required it. I'm sure Deborah
> knows what resources she needs, and I think it's great that Janice came
> up with some inexpensive solutions.
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Geoff Hart
>> Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 8:07 AM
>> To: TECHWR-L Writing
>> Cc: Janice Gelb
>> Subject: Microsoft Manual of Style where oh where
>>
>> And worth it at half the price (maybe you can haggle and get
>> them to pay you to take it off their hands) if you need to
>> raise your monitor to correct viewing level. Old phonebooks
>> probably work better, though.
>>
>> My take: If you're going to just make it up as you go, you
>> can do it yourself and have fun doing so instead of wasting
>> bookshelf space on MMOS. You could also just subscribe to
>> Wired. Occasionally they're quite entertaining.
>>
>>
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References:
Microsoft Manual of Style where oh where: From: Deborah Hemstreet
Re: Microsoft Manual of Style where oh where: From: Janice Gelb
Microsoft Manual of Style where oh where: From: Geoff Hart
RE: Microsoft Manual of Style where oh where: From: Dan Goldstein

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