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I, too, avoid quotes in technical documentation unless referring to other
published works. Bold or italics work quite well.
As an aside, I was asked by a consultant why do I insist on curly quotes
rather than straight quotes. My insistence on this point seemed strange to
I explained that straight quotes means inches and that typographical quotes
(66 and 99) were the correct symbols. Aside from that, I've been using
typographical quotes since I was in college, which I understand is not
persuasive. Anyone care to comment on this issue off-list?
sean -at- quodata -dot- com
>>>From: Melonie Holliman [mailto:melonie -dot- holliman -at- TXEXMTA4 -dot- AMD -dot- COM]
>>>Sent: Thursday, July 01, 1999 10:10 AM
>>>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>>>Subject: Re: Editor Please....
>>>Just a side note: I quit putting commands in quotes awhile