Re: Bulleted lists

Subject: Re: Bulleted lists
From: "Christian, Cathy" <Cathy -dot- Christian -at- PSS -dot- BOEING -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 12:53:22 -0700

I've been watching this thread and wondering if I was the only one who
had given up on punctuating bulleted lists. Consistency is the most
important thing, and periods after one word items can be distracting -
so I only use them when all items in a list are complete sentences, and
I use a colon after every introductory sentence. But I Information Map
exclusively, and maybe this comes from their consistency.

First time I've commented...
Cathy Christian
Technical Writer
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mailto:cathy -dot- christian -at- -dot- boeing -dot- com
You don't need to fear the darkness; all you do is light a candle.

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> From: Janice Gelb[SMTP:janiceg -at- MARVIN -dot- ENG -dot- SUN -dot- COM]
> Sent: Monday, August 18, 1997 12:36 PM
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> Subject: Bulleted lists
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> I disagree here -- we've given up on trying to punctuate bulleted
> lists like continuations of sentences. We don't think that readers
> read them as such and find the punctuation more distracting than
> otherwise.
>
> We only put a period at the end of a list item if the item
> is itself a full sentence. Otherwise, we initial cap each
> item in the list and have no punctuation at the end of the
> items.
>
> Let the flames begin!
>
> -- Janice
>
> P.S. OTOH, we do not permit the use of "they" for a singular :->
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