Re: Period at end of items in bulleted list

Subject: Re: Period at end of items in bulleted list
From: Dave Neufeld <Dave_Neufeld -at- SPECTRUMSIGNAL -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 14:38:09 -0700

I like what the MS Style Guide says:

"...Make entries in a list parallel. End each entry with a period if all
entries are complete sentences, are a mixture of fragments and
sentences, or complete the introductory sentence. An exception is when
all entries are short imperative sentences (three words or fewer) or
single words; these entries do not need a period. If all entries are
fragments that do not complete the introduction, do not end them with
periods."


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gina Hertel [SMTP:Ghertel -at- ALPHA88 -dot- COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 1998 2:27 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Period at end of items in bulleted list
>
> That brings up another point.
> The question is not only:
> Are there periods at the end of a list of bulleted items?
> but...
> Are these items capitalized?
> Are there commas involved if these items are *part of* a sentence?
> For
> example...
>
> There are many things to consider including:
> * size,
> * value,
> * and duration.
>
> I'd be interested in responses to all 3 of these questions about the
> problems associated with bulleted items.
>
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Hillary M. Russak [SMTP:hrussak -at- SLAC -dot- STANFORD -dot- EDU]
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 1998 5:21 PM
> > To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> > Subject: Period at end of items in bulleted list
> >
> > What say ye, Technwhirlers? Should there be a period at the end of
> each
> > item in a bulleted list EVEN if that item is not a sentence? My
> thought
> > is
> > that only sentences have periods. If I just have a bulleted list of
> > items,
> > I don't use periods. My co-worker disagrees. I think she sees it
> as a
> > matter of consistency (but I *am* consistent... I only put periods
> at the
> > end of sentences).
> > -hil
> > ---------------------------
> > Hillary M. Russak
> > Technical Writer
> > Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
> > (650) 926-3193
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> > hrussak -at- slac -dot- stanford -dot- edu
> >
> >
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