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Subject:Point zero or just point? From:Eric Haddock <eric -at- ENGAGENET -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 2 Dec 1996 11:21:56 -0600
Which is correct--or is it a matter of preference?
"1.0" or "1."
The context is headings in user manuals. It has been mandated that I
number the headings in our user manuals. This is fine, I don't have a
problem with that. What is troublesome is that the application I _have_ to
use to do the manuals is, <sigh> MS Word 7.0 for W95. This lovely program
numbers headings thusly:
Try as I might, I can't have section numbered 1.0 or just 1 (because
then subsequent headings become 11.1, 11.1.1, etc. Further mixing things up
is that I'm not allowed to number the headings myself--it has to be done by
Word which means relying on its auto numbering of headings function.
So, does having 1., 1.1., and 1.1.1. constitute a grammatical faux pas
or is it just a personal hang-up of mine that I want 1.0, 1.1, and 1.1.1?
Should I just let this go or pursue it further to insure grammatical
(Or, if someone can pass along some helpful info regarding how to make
Word do what I want, that would be keen too.)