Microsoft� Manual of Style Your Everyday Guide to Usage, Terminology, and Style for Professional Techincal Communications

ISBN-10: 0735648719

ISBN-13: 9780735648715

Edition: 4th 2012

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Description: Maximize the impact and precision of your message! Now in its fourth edition, the Microsoft Manual of Style provides essential guidance to content creators, journalists, technical writers, editors, and everyone else who writes about computer technology. Direct from the Editorial Style Board at Microsoft—you get a comprehensive glossary of both general technology terms and those specific to Microsoft; clear, concise usage and style guidelines with helpful examples and alternatives; guidance on grammar, tone, and voice; and best practices for writing content for the web, optimizing for accessibility, and communicating to a worldwide audience. Fully updated and optimized for ease of use, the Microsoft Manual of Style is designed to help you communicate clearly, consistently, and accurately about technical topics—across a range of audiences and media.

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List price: $29.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 1/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction to the Fourth Edition
General Topics
Microsoft style and voice
Principles of Microsoft style
Bias-free communication
Anthropomorphism
Parallelism
Content for the web
Make the right content choices
Text for the web
Video content for the web
Blogs
Community-provided content
Evaluate your content
Help users find your content
International considerations for web content
Accessibility considerations for web content
Legal considerations for web content
Content for a worldwide audience
Global English syntax
Machine translation syntax
Terminology and word choice
Technical terms
Jargon
Latin and other non-English words
Global art
Examples and scenarios
International currency
Time and place
Names and contact information
Fonts
Web, software, and HTML issues
Legal issues with worldwide content
Additional globalization resources
Accessible content
Accessibility guidelines and requirements
Accessible webpages
Accessible writing
Accessible graphics and design
Acceptable terminology
The user interface
Windows user interface
Windows Phone user interface
User interface elements
Ribbons, menus, and toolbars
Webpage controls, dialog boxes, and property sheets
Backstage view
Control Panel
Messages
Other user interface elements
Modes of interaction
Mouse terminology
Key names
Content for multiple platforms
User interface text
User interface formatting
Procedures and technical content
Procedures
Document conventions
Cloud computing style
Reference documentation
Code examples
Security
Command syntax
File names and extensions
Version identifiers
Out-of-band release terminology
Protocols
XML tag, element, and attribute formatting
HTML tag, element, and attribute formatting
Readme files and release notes
Practical issues of style
Capitalization
Titles and headings
Microsoft in product and service names
Lists
Tables
Cross-references
Notes and tips
Numbers
Dates
Phone numbers
Time zones
Measurements and units of measure
URLs, addresses
Names of special characters
Art, captions, and callouts
Bibliographies and citations
Page layout
Grammar
Verbs and verb forms
Agreement
Voice
Mood
Nouns
Words ending in -ing
Prepositions
Prefixes
Dangling and misplaced modifiers
Punctuation
Periods
Commas
Apostrophes
Colons
Semicolons
Quotation marks
Parentheses
Hyphens, hyphenation
Dashes
Ellipses
Slash mark
Formatting punctuation
Indexes and keywords
Indexes
Keywords and online index entries
Acronyms and other abbreviations
How to use acronyms and other abbreviations
Table of acronyms and other abbreviations
How to use abbreviations of measurements
Table of abbreviations of measurements
Process for adopting new acronyms or abbreviations
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