Re: hyphen use: tip up vs. tip-up

Subject: Re: hyphen use: tip up vs. tip-up
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:40:59 -0500

I'm in agreement with Lynne on the hyphen.

What has your company officially named the table? If you are getting the name information from Marketing, then know that Marketing tends to butcher their own trademarks worse than the general public. If they cannot supply an official name document, then go to Legal.

If they named it the "Tip Up Table", it must be that way always, after noting in the beginning it is a service mark, trademark, or registered trademark, which I hope the company did.

If it is not officially named, pick one and stay consistent.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Holly Deitelhoff" <hdeitelhoff3 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: hyphen use: tip up vs. tip-up

I am writing a series of manuals for a milling machine that has a work
table referred to as a "Tip Up Table/Tip-Up Table" (via customer
requirement) and I am having a hard time establishing how I should handle
the wording. The table is the noun Tip Up Table (with or without hyphens) -
then I have the actions of moving the table, which are to be constituted as
the motion tip up or tip down and their approperiate forms, tipped tipping
etc... always to be followed with up or down. My battle is - do I use
hyphens or not, and if I do, should I use them for the verb and not the
nouns or vice versa - or use them everywhere or no where? Please help - HM

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