Re: Style Sheet

Subject: Re: Style Sheet
From: "REAL programmers don't document..." <ALBANO -at- PROMIS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1993 10:42:00 UT

What kind of style sheet do you want? A manual describing your
preferred style? A software description of paragraph styles? or
something else?
For a project it is often useful to have one sheet of paper
divided into quadrants marked A-F, G-M, N-S, and T-Z. On it you
record _decisions_ about the style. For example, if you decided
to spell on?line as "online", you would write it in the N-S
quadrant. Elsewhere you might write "Justification: ragged right",
"Capitalization, follow Chicago Manual of Style", "Dictionary, OED",
wierd spellings, and so on. The sheet gets tacked up on the bulleting
(bulletin!) board for easy reference. It can save you a lot of time.

In fact, it would be good for gathering ideas/decisions
for a larger style guide.
Hope this helps,
albano -at- promis -dot- com

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