Capitals after WARNING:

Subject: Capitals after WARNING:
From: Jennifer Kraus <jlkraus -at- AMETEKWATER -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 09:45:22 -0500

Kind of a nit-picky question...

I'm editing a manual. A typical warning looks this way:

<bold>WARNING:<bold> Do not do such and such a thing...yatta yatta yatta. This may result in blah, blah.

Here's the the first word after the heading capitalized? I know that after a colon, it would not usually be capitalized, but I'm treating the "WARNING" (or CAUTION, or NOTE) primarily as a call-out to draw attention to the information following. Putting the "WARNING" on a separate line is not an option because of space constraints.

Just looking for some opinions, advice, etc.

Jennifer Kraus
jlkraus -at- ametekwater -dot- com
Technical Writer/Web Wonk
Ametek Water Filters

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