Re: Ellipses

Subject: Re: Ellipses
From: "D. Citron" <dcitron -at- GATE -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 1994 03:34:14 GMT

Karen Kay (karenk -at- netcom -dot- com) wrote:
: I am revising a manual. And there are instances of commands and
: programs that need to be typed. In some cases, the whole thing isn't
: listed, just the relevant portions. do you show vertical
: ellipses? One period on each line? Or could a horizontal ellipsis be
: used to show that several lines are elided?

Yes, you could do it either way, though I think a vertical ellipsis is
more appropriate here. You may have to just use periods. I know that in
BookMaster, the &vellip. tag will create one. I don't know of any other
program that has such a tag -- I just use the periods.

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