Re: Writing dimensions

Subject: Re: Writing dimensions
From: Sandy Harris <sandyinchina -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 11:13:26 +0800

On 4/8/10, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> What's the correct way to write dimensions? This sure isn't it.
>
> 18inD x 17.7inH x 6.7inW / 40 lbs.

I'd use:

18 x 17.7 x 6.7 inches, 40 pounds

There's no need to abbreviate the units or repeat them.

Depending on your audience, you might also need to
add metric dimensions, or even replace the archaic
US-only terms with them.
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