RE: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free

Subject: RE: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'Mike Starr' <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>, "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:08:10 +0000

I stopped hyphenating "email" some years ago. It's handy they caught up. I also lowercase "web," but I am bucking the trend here and capitalizing "Internet."

Craig

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Subject: Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free

It took a while from the release date but they did put a link on the site to download a PDF version. The PDF version is 1018 A4 pages, much larger than previous versions. One thing I noted is that the PDF version doesn't open with the bookmark pane visible. Each page is appropriately bookmarked by the page title but the bookmark tree is completely expanded. I collapsed the bookmarks tree on many of the subtopics to make it easier for me to browse the contents. I wish they'd done that in the production release.

I'm hoping there will be a print version because I'd like to review the whole thing but that's much more convenient for me with a print version than it would be to sit in front of a screen. I already have several perfect-bound paperbacks with that many pages, so it's definitely something that can be done. Unless they sell a print version, the only option there would be to print the PDF version and drop it into a three-ring binder (uggh). Taking to to a copy shop to have it duplex printed on three-hole punched paper would probably cost about $75.

Reviewing the bookmarks for an assessment of the contents, it seems extremely comprehensive... much more so than previous editions. Internet is not capitalized, email is not hyphenated.

Best Regards,

Mike
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On 2/17/2018 7:30 AM, Craig Cardimon wrote:
> Check this out:
>
> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/style-guide/welcome/
>
> I paid cash for the last one and I still use it. Any thoughts on this one?
>

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