RE: bold the colon?

Subject: RE: bold the colon?
From: "Wollenberger, David" <David -dot- Wollenberger -at- sterling -dot- com>
To: Chuck <writer -at- best -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 14:06:01 -0700



I would eliminate the colon unless it appears on the screen, and then I
would bold it.



-----Original Message-----
From: Chuck [mailto:writer -at- best -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 12:07 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: bold the colon?


This is probably a style issues, as in "do whatever your company's style
is," but this is a new company, I'm the only tech writer, and there is no
style guide. The question:

In reference documentation, documenting the various UI elements on screen, I
create lists such as
Widget1: Widget1 description.
Widget2: Widget2 description.
Widget3: Widget3 description.
and so on......

I apply bold to "Widget1" and "Widget2." Should I apply bold to the colon as
well?

Note: Normally I wouldn't produce documentation fomratted this way,
preferring to use more fine-grained context-sensitive Help. It's not an
option here though, where my only practical option is to produce
higher-level HTML files.

I hope this doesn't turn into another holy war. <g>

Many thanks,
Chuck Martin
writer -at- best -dot- com



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