TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:style query From:Miki Magyar <MDM0857 -at- MCDATA -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 26 Feb 1997 12:08:32 -0700
We're updating our style guide, and have some puzzles:
Do LEDs light, illuminate, turn on, or what?
Do you click a button or click on a button?
When you have an acronym that's derived from a word or phrase but not
from just initial letters, do you capitalize the acronym letters in the
defining phrase, or leave it as normal text?
PHRED (PHrases foR the EruDite)
PHRED (phrases for the erudite)
Please respond to me directly, and I'll post a summary to the List. Thanks!
mikim -at- mcdata -dot- com