Wrap-up: Good Computer Style Guide

Subject: Wrap-up: Good Computer Style Guide
From: Tina Kreminski <Tina_Kreminski_at_Micro__Industries -at- MICROIND -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 13:51:33 EST

Thanks to Al, Kirsten, Kathy, Larry, Greg, and Karen for
their insights into kilobytes and computer style guides.

For those with an interest, and perhaps for the proposed
FAQ, here are the books that were recommended (in no
particular order, but those with asterisks were mentioned
by more than one person):


*Apple Publications Style Guide. (Cupertino, CA: Apple
Computer, February 1994).
(Available from Apple Products Developer's Association at
(US) 1-800-282-2732/ (Can) 1-800-637-0029 and on the Web at
www.info.apple.com/dev/developerservices.html, under the
Publication Guides directory. 380K compressed and binhexed.)

Digital Style Guide, by Susan I. Schultz, Jennifer J.
Darrow, Frank X. Kavanagh and Marjorie J. Morse.
(Burlington, MA: Digital Press, 1993). ISBN 1-55558-104-8.
(Reviewed by Durthy A. Washington in STC's Journal, Vol. 42,
No. 1.).

Digital Technical Documentation Handbook (previously known
as "The Digital Guide to Creating User Information", by
Susan I. Schultz, Jennifer J. Darrow, Frank X. Kavanagh and
Marjorie J. Morse. (Burlington, MA: Digital Press, 1993).
ISBN 1-55558-103-X.
(Order both of the above from Digital Press through:
Butterworth Heinemann, Order Department, 225 Wildwood
Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801. Phone: 1-800-366-2665 or
(617)928-2500, Fax: 1-800-446-6520 or (617)933-6333, e-mail:
orders -at- bh -dot- com -dot- Or access them via gopher at gopher.std.com,
then take option 7 for book sellers and option 4 for the
whole BH list.)

*Microsoft Manual of Style: Technical Publications Style
Guide. (Redmond, WA: MS Press, EXPECTED November 1995). 288
pages, $24.95 US. Includes one 3.5inch disk. Available
direct from MS Press, 1-800-MSPRESS. ISBN 1-55615-939-0.

OSF/Motif Style Guide. Version 1.0. (Open Software
Foundation, Prentice-Hall Inc.)
ISBN 0-13-640491-X.

Xerox Publishing Standards: A Manual of Style and Design.
Xerox Corporation. (Watson-Guptill Publications, 1988). ISBN
0-8230-5964-2.

The Computer Glossary by Alan Freedman

IBM Dictionary of Computing. IBM publication number
SC20-1699-7.

Newton's Telecom Dictionary. 9th edition. 1-800-LIBRARY.


Once again, thanks to all!

Tina Kreminski
Micro Industries
ckremins -at- microind -dot- com


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