RE: i.e. vs e.g.

Subject: RE: i.e. vs e.g.
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)" <Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com>, "salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:32:22 -0700

Bruce Megan wrote:

> Could you expound ;-)
>
> For technical documentation, it may be better for me to use the
> abbreviations, due to the length of the documents.

Seriously?

I.e.
That is

E.g.
For example

If you're using these abbreviations so often that replacing them with "That is" and "For example" makes a noticeable difference in the length of your documents, you should reconsider how you're presenting information. :-)

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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References:
i.e. vs e.g.: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
Re: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Chris Morton
RE: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
Re: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Chris Morton
RE: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Porrello, Leonard
Re: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Chris Morton
RE: i.e. vs e.g.: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)

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