Re: Technical Writing Books

Subject: Re: Technical Writing Books
From: Kim Keegan <keegan -at- EXPLORERS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 16 May 1997 08:04:41 -0400

Buck & Tilly Buchanan wrote:
> Kim Keegan wrote:
> >
> > Floramaria Deter wrote:
> > <SNIP>
> > > I have been told to write "click on the button" but according to
> > > the Manual of Style book, the correct way is to write "click the button."
> > > There are many other rules that I've been breaking left and right.
> >
> Which *Manual of Style* book are you using? Microsoft says write:
> Click Delete.

Are you asking me or Floramaria Deter?

I have:
- Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications (Microsoft)
- Read Me First! A Style Guide for the Computer Industry (Sun Technical
- Science and Technical Writing - A Manual of Style (Philip Rubens)

I've only had MMOS and RMF for a month or so. Since I'm the only writer,
I haven't had to battle with other writers or an editor about style (or
anything else,for that matter). But recently I decided to jump on the
bandwagon and at least check out some style guides. And I have found
myself referring to them!

On vacation starting at noon today! Bye y'all!

Kim Keegan | Information Developer
ISI Data Services / Intrepid Technology
keegan -at- explorers -dot- com or keegan -at- isidata-intrepid -dot- com

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