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Bingo bango bongo. Thanks for looking it up. I didn't have my MMOSFTP3
handy but knew it was in there.
On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 10:39 AM, Pro TechWriter
<pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> The Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publication (Third Edition, page
> 181) says never to include the ellipsis. It uses Open as the example, as
> And I quote:
> (Excerpted) In general, avoid using an ellipsis(...) except in syntax lines
> or to indicate omitted code in technical material... In the user interface,
> the ellipsis is typically used to show truncation, as in a program name, or
> to indicate on menus and dialog boxes that a dialog box will appear to
> obtain more information from the user. Do not use an ellipsis in this
> context in documentation.
> On the *File* menu, click *Open*.
> On the *File* menu, click *Open*....
> The Microsoft Manual of Style is a great reference to have for any writer
> and is well worth the money.
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