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In article <9506281544 -dot- AA04868 -at- sabu -dot- EBay -dot- Sun -dot- COM>,
Bob Morrisette <Robert -dot- Morrisette -at- ebay -dot- sun -dot- com> wrote:
>I have the task of updating/rewriting our style guide.
Go on vacation at the wrong time? <grin>
>Do any how-to-write style guide books exist?
Not that I know of. You'd probably have better luck chasing down some
examples you like and plagerizing the format.
>Have any model style guides been published?
Don't know. I actually like DOE-STD-1029 for technical procedures. It
isn't great, but it does work.
>Do most writing groups use style guides as
>hard copy, on-line, or both?
We use both, but we've just barely started using the on-line version. So
far, so good.
>We do hardware, software, policies & procedures.
You =might= want separate guides on each type of document. We do go for
single-function documents here. Advantage: the users learn to expect a
particular set of information from a partcilar type of document.