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Subject:Re: Bullets (#117749) From:wburns -at- MICRON -dot- COM Date:Mon, 6 Jan 1997 14:50:02 MST
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>Subj: Re: Bullets (#116525)
>>This may be an easy question for others to answer, but my colleague and
>>I have a disagreement regarding bullets.
>>If you are using bullets to list instructions (in complete sentences)
>>should you put a period at the end of those bulleted sentences?
>We end independent clauses with periods when the clauses serve as vertical
>list items. I've heard some online documentation designers suggest minimizing
>end punctuation to avoid distractions, but I'm not convinced that a period at
>the end of a sentence is all that distracting.
>I have seen some examples of list items punctuated like serial lists (that is,
>comma after the first and intermediate items and a period following the last
>item). With noun phrases, I find this rendundant because the white space in a
>vertical list supplies enough visual separation. With independent clauses, it
>simply strikes me as odd (although it's often done with compound sentences with
>more than two clauses).
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