Re: Style question

Subject: Re: Style question
From: "Sandy, Corinne" <CHS8 -at- CPSOD1 -dot- EM -dot- CDC -dot- GOV>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 1994 14:46:00 EST

RE: On the Customer Payment Report Screen, you can . . .


On the Customer Payment Report screen, you can . . . ?

No capital "screen."
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Subject: Re: Style question
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No cap unless you need a cap; "screen" is not part of the proper noun.
You don't need a cap.

You are documenting a screen. The title of the screen is:

Customer Payment Report

It has several input capable fields after the title for selection
criteria. Do you write:

On the Customer Payment Report Screen, you can . . .


On the Customer Payment Report screen, you can . . . ?

I cannot find a written authority on this. I have checked WordPerfect
manuals and help text for examples. Their documentation is XXXXXX menu or
XXXXX dialog box (using lower case). My situation is for online
documentation. I have always used lower case when referring to a menu,
screen, box, etc. that is NOT included in the actual title. Someone
recently said this incorrect. I am sure you have discussed this
question before on the list but I missed it. So please tell me if I am

Kamela J. Salyers
Technical Writer
kjsalyer -at- firefly -dot- prairienet -dot- org

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