RE: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free

Subject: RE: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free
From: "Wright, Lynne" <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:52:04 +0000

This is one of those issues that ultimately doesn't matter and isn't worth hand-wringing about... the only readers that are going to notice whether the word is capitalized or not are editors and the type of super-pedant amateur grammarian who feels that they need to point out typos in menus while their server tries to contain their eye-rolling and shifts from foot to foot wondering if this person is going to stop wasting their time and just give their order already.

End-users, even if they notice the capitalization, aren't going to give a toss; they'll know what you mean whether its Internet or internet.

For the record, I'm team lowercase, based simply on the fact that the fewer times I have to hit the caps key the better for my carpal tunnel.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 1:19 PM
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free

"President" is capitalized when you're speaking about a specific president, such as the President of France, since in that case it's a proper noun.

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:33 PM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:
> ... I have capitalized, "the President" because that is what I learned
> in grade school. Modern trends do not capitalize "president" or "the
> president" quite as much as they used to. ...
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The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free: From: Craig Cardimon
Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free: From: Mike Starr
RE: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free: From: Lauren
Re: The Microsoft Style Guide is Online and Free: From: Robert Lauriston

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