Acronym Question

Subject: Acronym Question
From: Heather Anderson <Heather -dot- Anderson -at- cubrc -dot- org>
To: techwr-l List <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 15:03:09 -0400

Hoping to get a group answer on this.

Acronyms in Titles -

Ie, such as "Housing Analysis (HA)"

I have often defined the acronym upon first use in the document or section, but where I have worked, they have not used them in the titles.

Do people define the acronym in the title and then again in the body? I have seen it both ways, but I am not sure which is correct.

Thanks :)

~ Heather

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