RE: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing

Subject: RE: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing
From: Lin Laurie <linlaurie1 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:36:59 +0000

I'm with you. I've never seen reference used like you're talking about using it here. Have you tried to google it?

Lin Laurie

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Subject: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing

Has anyone seen any manual that uses the word "reference" when referring to material that is in another location? As in, "Reference section <section
name> for more information."

I was taught to use "See section <section name> for more information." when the information is in the same document, and to use "Refer to <document
name>" when the information is external to the document.

Every time I see "Reference <section name>", I come to a screeching halt.
My co-worker insists this is proper usage, but I just can't get my mind around it.

References (heh) to correct usage would be appreciated. I've been looking but so far I can't find ANYTHING that addresses this.

We really need a style guide.

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Lin Sims
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