Re: [BULK] Re: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing

Subject: Re: [BULK] Re: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:09:54 -0700

Yet, this is Microsoft's replacement for it old style guide. The Microsoft Manual of Style will never be updated again. It's EOL.

The new Microsoft Writing Style Guide emphasizes "Microsoft's brand voice." It uses a talking style of writing that I detest. The guide is online and downloadable. Each section has the date the section is updated. It is designed in a multiple writer-friendly format. It uses the modular development format of writing that I like and it incorporates an informal voice that I do not like in manuals. However, the voice does match up with social media help forums sort of voicing that may do more to get user buy-in. I have long advocated for writing documents that encourage readers to read them, rather than use them as coasters.

It may be the case that there will never be another printed Microsoft Style Guide, unless you print it yourself.


On 8/15/2018 2:38 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

They can say whatever they like, but it's no substitute for a style
guide written and edited by professional writers and editors for
professional writers and editors.

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References:
Use of word "reference" when cross referencing: From: Lin Sims
Re: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: [BULK] Re: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing: From: Mike McCallister
Re: [BULK] Re: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: [BULK] Re: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing: From: Lin Sims
Re: [BULK] Re: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing: From: Lauren
Re: [BULK] Re: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing: From: Lauren
Re: [BULK] Re: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: [BULK] Re: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing: From: Lauren
Re: [BULK] Re: Use of word "reference" when cross referencing: From: Robert Lauriston

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