Re: via the Internet?

Subject: Re: via the Internet?
From: Rob Steiner <rjsteiner01 -at- YAHOO -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 05:49:55 -0700

According to the 1998 Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical
Publications, "VIA implies a geographic context. Avoid using VIA as a
synonym for BY, THROUGH, or BY MEANS OF. Use the most specific term

I hope that helps!

Rob Steiner
Technical Writer, Ford AMC
rjsteiner01 -at- yahoo -dot- com

--- "Kelly, Ellen S." <Ellen -dot- S -dot- Kelly -at- BENDER -dot- COM> wrote:
> Hello:
> I have a wording question for everyone - a chapter
> in the manual I am
> writing is about updating a program using an
> "Internet Updating" feature.
> I originally chose "Updating XXX on the Internet"
> but this struck an awkard
> cord with my supervisor so we changed the title to:
> "Updating XXX via the Internet"
> I am not sure using "via" is acceptable - does
> anyone have any opinions or
> suggestions for improvement?
> Thanks!
> -Ellen
> Technical Communications Specialist
> Matthew Bender & Co.
> ekelly -at- bender -dot- com
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