Re: Microsoft rules on navigate vs. explore?

Subject: Re: Microsoft rules on navigate vs. explore?
From: "Hirschi, Philip" <PHirschi -at- FILENET -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 14:17:10 -0700

Geoff Hart writes: "To me, the first issue here is why anyone would consider
using the Microsoft style guide in the first place." The reason my company
uses it (not religiously by any means!) is that Microsoft makes the
operating OS and DB environments my company has chosen to concentrate on.

BTW, I was unable to find any advice about avoiding the term "navigate" in
favor of "explore" in the winhelp version of the Microsoft Manual of Style,
whose accompanying readme is dated October 1995. Has anyone actually seen
the cited entry?

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> From: Merrick, Tim [SMTP:tim -dot- merrick -at- LSIL -dot- COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 12:58 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Microsoft rules on navigate vs. explore?
>
> Geoff Hart wrote:
>
> "To me, the first issue here is why anyone would consider using the
> Microsoft style guide in the first place. Treat it as a
> secondary reference, sure, but if you've got any choice, opt instead for
> "Read me first" (Sun's award-winning style guide,
> edited by Janice Gelb et al.)."
>
> Amen, Geoff. I am leading a team to specify standards for our pubs group,
> and we just sent our reference recommendations to management. We
> recommended
> that our primary style guide be "Read Me First!" and that the MS guide be
> adopted as a secondary reference, mostly for consensus on terminology.
>
> Tim Merrick
> Technical Publications
> LSI Logic Storage Systems
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