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Subject:Re: Acronym style From:Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Mon, 06 Dec 1999 11:19:29 -0600
That's the way I would do it for the first reference. After that I would use the
Rahel Bailie wrote:
> On a completely different topic ...
> Feedback from my fellow techwhirlers would be appreciated ... an editor at my
> company asked me if this method of coining acronyms is a widely accepted style:
> > ETS 300 207 - 4 Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN);
> > Diversion Supplementary Services; Digital Subscriber Signalling System No
> > One (DSS1)Protocol; Part 4 - Abstract Test Suite (ATS) and partial
> > Protocol Implementation eXtra Information for Testing (PIXIT) proforma
> > specification for the user. Edition 1 - 1997 - 09.
> Rahel Bailie
> Trillium Digital Systems, Inc.