RE: Timecard VS time card

Subject: RE: Timecard VS time card
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Robert Courtney" <bobsc1 -at- earthlink -dot- net>, <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- TECHWR-L -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 11:01:09 -0700

Robert Courtney wrote:

> I find both timecard and time card spellings to be acceptable checking
> dictionaries. Is there a preferred spelling? I have always used time
> card not timecard. Even my spell checker, as good as they are, tells me
> it's time card.

Either is OK. Pick one and stick to it.

> The application I am supporting has a tab as Time Card and actions that
> refer to timecard. How confusing is this to a user? A title tab Time
> Card and then referred in lower action items as timecard.

Tell the development group to pick one and stick to it. Better yet, tell them which one to use -- the one that's consistent with your docs and house style guide. If you don't have a style guide, start one and make this the first entry. :-)

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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