Re: Microsoft Manual of Style questions

Subject: Re: Microsoft Manual of Style questions
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 23:10:17 -0700

On 4/21/2010 6:00 PM, Milan DavidoviÄ wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 7:37 PM, Jodie Gilmore<jgilmor -at- pacifier -dot- com> wrote:
>> Hi. I do not own a copy of the MS manual of style (shame on me!)
> If you're on a Windows machine and assuming that Windows Help is
> written according to the Microsoft Style, it shouldn't be too hard to
> find out what MS style is for either of those two points.
> That said, has anyone found discrepancies between what shows in
> Windows Help and what's in the MS style guide?

I hate you now. I had to check a Word document to see if one variant
would get flagged. Neither variant was flagged, but Help refers to
/electronic mail/ as e-mail. The MST---- <whatever> states, "The third
edition of MSTP reflects these changes, as well as the general evolution
and simplification of language: At Microsoft CD-ROM as a general term
has become CD and blog has entered our vocabulary. E-mail, however, is
still e-mail."

At least they did not do anything odd with the case, like "e-Mail,"
"E-mail," or "eMail." However, ebook gets the "treatment," "Use eBook
with reference to electronic book products. For general references to
electronic books, use e-book."

Well, there's a minute or two I'll never get back...



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