Re: small caps and acronyms

Subject: Re: small caps and acronyms
From: Helen Hegelheimer <hxh -at- FORMTEK -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 13:25:06 -0500

Stacey -

We adopted the same convention for acronyms. Consider rewriting your
sentence so that the acronym does not begin the sentence.

Helen Hegelheimer
Formtek Inc., Palo Alto, CA
hxh -at- formtek -dot- com

> In a manual I'm producing, I'm setting the (many) acronyms in small caps. It
> looks great-- the acronyms blend into the rest of sentence, rather than
> standing out by virtue of size.

> But what's the convention at the start of a sentence?

> Do you (should I) "true" cap the first letter of the acronym or keep the
> acronym small-capped and let the sentence start with the small cap?
> isn't an option.)

> Thanks.

> --Stacey Kahn
> SKahn -at- wb -dot- com Washington, DC
> speaking for myself and not for my employers

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