contractions in tech.writing

Subject: contractions in tech.writing
From: Michal Lastman <michall -at- ALADDIN -dot- CO -dot- IL>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 16:26:30 +0200

A couple of weeks ago, Beth wrote:

> We conform to Microsoft's styles in general but some of them we
> overrule (such as their declining to use contractions (in the Win 95
> booklet)).

What are the reasons for and against using contractions in technical

Michal Lastman
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