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Subject:References to previous company names From:"Linda Sims" <lsims -at- dset -dot- com> To:TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 26 Oct 1999 11:30:34 -0400
OK, here's the situation.
1. We're writing manuals that refer to a company that recently (in
the last year) changed its name due to its acquisition by another
2. One of our writers left that company for ours within the last 4
months. We are told that the newly named company uses _both_
names within its own documentation (presumably not in the same
Do we use the old name or the new name when referring to them?
My personal opinion is to go for the new name unless we're
referencing a product made prior to the name change.
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