Re: Acronyms and Front Matter Question

Subject: Re: Acronyms and Front Matter Question
From: Katav <katav -at- YAHOO -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 04:46:07 -0700

---Mike Ingram <MIngram -at- SCIENTECH -dot- COM> wrote:

> How are acronyms treated in front matter? In this specific document,
I have
> a Preface, a Philosophy (I know this is an unusual item, but the
> manager wants it), and an Executive Summary, in that order. If the
> acronyms occur in each, are they spelled out the first time they are
> Mike


My practice: spell it out on first appearance in each independent
section (typically chapter). In your specific case, I would -- hate
it, but -- /assume/ each section may/might/could have a different
audience; therefore, I'd would spell it out in **each** section.

'Course, if the 'acronymed' words only appear two or three times in a
/section/ (ibid.), it probably is just as well to spell it out each

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