RE: Timecard VS time card

Subject: RE: Timecard VS time card
From: "Pinkham, Jim" <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, "Robert Courtney" <bobsc1 -at- earthlink -dot- net>, <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2009 13:04:21 -0600

If you do have a house style guide, does it mention a default
dictionary? If so, go by the rendering listed there.

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Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 12:01 PM
To: Robert Courtney; TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Timecard VS time card

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
303-223-5111
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References:
Timecard VS time card: From: Robert Courtney
RE: Timecard VS time card: From: Combs, Richard

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