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> Kevin Feeman
> Is it appropriate to use etc. in technical documentation? If
> not, why? Any input is appreciated.
It is appropriate to use whatever it takes, up to and including squashed insects on the page.
"Etc" is typically not what it takes, though. It is usually better to be more specific in technical documentation. If it's important enough to mention via "etc" it is probably important enough to spell out.
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