Re: online vs. on line vs. on-line

Subject: Re: online vs. on line vs. on-line
From: Mary Deaton <m_deaton -at- KWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 1999 19:09:30 -0700

"Online" is not a very new term. It is in all current dictionaries. We use
the Microsoft Manual of Style for computer terminology in documentation,
since we want our usage to be consistent with that of the operating system.
Mary Deaton
President, KNOWware, LLC
(206) 682-6113
* Smart User Assistance and Training
* Microsoft MVP for HTML Help
* Program Associate, Winwriters 2000 Online Conference
* Speaker, Help Technology Conference,

-----Original Message-----
From: Ellen Lidington [mailto:elidington -at- NETSCAPE -dot- NET]
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 1999 7:33 AM
Subject: online vs. on line vs. on-line

What do you all use as your standard for using "online" in your work? Is =
your choice or do you have company standards? What references are out the=
for checking on usage for these newer "techy" terms. Thanks for your help=

Ellen Lidington
Lead Technical Writer
781-235-8095 x278

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