best wording for cross references

Subject: best wording for cross references
From: kellyk -at- CYBEROPTICS -dot- COM
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 09:50:18 -0600

We don't have a style guide. We don't have enough consistency across
docs, as a result. One area is cross references. Here are some
examples I pulled:

A Turn to Leveling (ital) on page 18.

B For information on blah-blah-blah, refer to yadda-yadda-yadda.

C See "Solving Measurement Problems" on page 72.

Should a page number be included? Excluded?

One writer here prefers using example C. He feels 'Turn to' rhymes,
and that's not good. (I did explain that there was no rhyme; it was
actually the alliteration in 'Turn to' that he did not like.)

A third writer here uses example B.

What do your style guides say? What is your preference? Do any
reference materials you use deal with cross reference format?

Send responses to: kellyk -at- cyberoptics -dot- com


Kelly M. Kremin
CyberOptics Corp
Minneapolis MN

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