RE: Ampersands in TOC and headers?

Subject: RE: Ampersands in TOC and headers?
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
To: "Kat Kuvinka" <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 12:46:35 -0800

I understand why you'd avoid contractions. Why avoid the ampersand?

Thanks.

Leonard

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Subject: RE: Ampersands in TOC and headers?


Both should be avoided if you are localizing.

>
> On Feb 10, 2010 4:26AM, Laura Lemay wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> >
>
> We go the other way: most contractions are
> ok but we don't use ampersands.
>
> -- Janice
>
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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
Re: Ampersands in TOC and headers?: From: Laura Lemay
Re: Ampersands in TOC and headers?: From: Janice Gelb
RE: Ampersands in TOC and headers?: From: Kat Kuvinka

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