Contractions in User Guides

Subject: Contractions in User Guides
From: Karen Mayer <Karen_Mayer -dot- TOUCH_TECHNOLOGY -at- NOTES -dot- COMPUSERVE -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 1995 18:01:59 EST

I noticed that quite a few manuals contain contractions these days, and
wondered how widespread their use is. I don't mind them, but I was taught
to write out the words instead. Do you use contractions? If so, why? If
not, why not? (Has any research been done on this topic?)

Karen Mayer

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