Re: Ampersands in TOC and headers?

Subject: Re: Ampersands in TOC and headers?
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: Leonard C.Porrello <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 09:26:14 -0800


I have used ampersands in chapter titles and headings and no one has
come to my castle with
torches and pitchforks yet.

On the other hand, I also frequently use contractions and the
editorial people get really mad at me about that, so
grain of salt, etc.

Laura
salty

On Feb 9, 2010, at 9:12 AM, Leonard C. Porrello wrote:

> I am responsible for style, so whatever I say pretty much goes. This
> isn't to say that style is capricious. It just means that we define
> what
> styles we'll use based on what best fits what we are communicating.
> The
> thing I want to avoid is taking license in a way that could offend a
> significant number of readers. For example, I could see reasons for
> using a initial cap after a semi-colon, but I wouldn't do so as some
> people would think it was done out of ignorance. It seems to me that
> my
> use of ampersands, on the other hand, could go either way.
>
> Leonard
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Swallow [mailto:techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 8:47 AM
> To: Leonard C. Porrello
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Ampersands in TOC and headers?
>
> I dunno. What does the style you're using dictate? What does your
> style guide say?
>
> On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Leonard C. Porrello
> <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- soleratec -dot- com> wrote:
>>
>> My docs feature some relatively long, task oriented titles. To
> minimize
>> the length of TOC entries, I've used ampersands in the way they are
> used
>> in newspaper headlines.
>>
>> Is this problematic from a style perspective?
>
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Follow-Ups:

References:
RE: Place punctuation inside or outside of quotes when writing software docs for English speaking Europeans in Europe?: From: Claudine CHAUSSON
Ampersands in TOC and headers?: From: Leonard C. Porrello
Re: Ampersands in TOC and headers?: From: Bill Swallow
RE: Ampersands in TOC and headers?: From: Leonard C. Porrello

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