RE: Colons versus periods in procedures containing illustrations

Subject: RE: Colons versus periods in procedures containing illustrations
From: Gregory Brown <gregory -dot- brown -at- pronto -dot- net>
To: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 23:05:28 +0000

Full stop / period.



Gregory Brown
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From: techwr-l-bounces+greg -dot- brown=pronto -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com <techwr-l-bounces+greg -dot- brown=pronto -dot- net -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> On Behalf Of Lin Sims
Sent: Tuesday, 27 November 2018 8:35 AM
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Subject: Colons versus periods in procedures containing illustrations

It's a niggly thing, but I cannot find a style guide that addresses the topic.

Say you have a step in a procedure, and the step contains a graphic illustration after the text.

Do you end the text part of the step with a period or a colon, and why?

Should it be:

1. Click Configure:
[graphic here]

OR

1. Click Configure.
[graphic here]

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Colons versus periods in procedures containing illustrations: From: Lin Sims

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