Re: Microsoft Manual of Style

Subject: Re: Microsoft Manual of Style
From: Jane Bergen <janeb -at- AIRMAIL -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 19:53:59 +600

On 16 Apr 97 at 13:36, Janice Gelb wrote:

> This is a good point. Sun's style guide won awards at the regional
> and international STC competition levels and we got a lot of
> requests for it but we weren't allowed to give it to people because
> it contained some proprietary information. When we realized that the
> number of requests indicated that there was a need for a style guide
> geared specifically toward the technical communication community, we
> got a contract to publish it outside.

So, are you saying you DID publish a style guide or you're GOING TO
publish a style guide? I think we'd all welcome an alternative to the
Microsoft Manual of Style, but I have never seen one that speaks to
software documentation as well. Lots of folks on this list are really
quick to piss and moan about Microsoft, but few are willing to do
anything themselves.

After a hard day.....

Jane Bergen
Jane Bergen
janeb -at- airmail -dot- net

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