Re: Numerals and Bullets

Subject: Re: Numerals and Bullets
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- EXPERSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 10:28:34 -0800

At 7:49 AM 1/5/96, Elizabeth Carmack wrote:

>And a question on bullets: When using a bulleted list, is it proper
>to capitalize the first letter of the first word in each item even if
>they are not complete sentences? And what about punctuation? I say
>semicolons to separate them if they are complete sentences and commas
>if they are not. Thanks for your comments.

My copy of CMS is at home, but, if I remember correctly...

Yes, the first word should be cap'd.
If one member of the list requires a period (to end a sentence),
then all members of the list should be terminated with a period
whether they are complete sentences or not. Otherwise, no
terminal punctuation is required.

Hope this helps.


Sue Gallagher
Expersoft Corporation
San Diego, CA
sgallagher -at- expersoft -dot- com


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