Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 398

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Description: 25-Word Description Get the latest information on standards for technical writing and editing straight from the experts--Microsoft's Editorial Standards Group. This new edition completely updates and expands the industry's leading guide to creating quality technical documentation and content. 75-Word Description Get the reference that defines standards and best practices for technical writers, editors, and content managers who work with Microsoft technologies. Developed by the Microsoft Editorial Standards Group, the newest edition of the computer industry's leading manual of style has been fully updated, expanded, and optimized for usability. You get coverage on the latest developments--from accessibility and globalization issues to mobile computing, XML, and other emerging standards--as well as Microsoft-specific products, technologies, and initiatives. You'll find expertly articulated and organized information about general usage, grammar, punctuation, formatting and layout, front matter, and indexing and attributing, as well as focused guidelines for topics such as creating specific document types, including Readme files and case studies; writing for software developers; documenting the user interface; and developing bias-free communications. Comprehensive, easy-to-use, and thoroughly up-to-date, the MICROSOFT MANUAL OF STYLE FOR TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS, Third Edition, can help you maximize the impact and precision of your technical communications.

The Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technical writing

Page: 336

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Everyone who writes about computing needs this book, from technical writers to journalists to marketers. This authoritative reference is now fully updated and extended to cover the latest advances in computing, including important Microsoft technologies, publishing on the Web, Internet topics and terms, and more. And of course, it offers all the hard-to-find facts and easy-to-use features that have established it as the standard in its field. Organized alphabetically for easy lookup, this book is a gold mine of information, including: - Correct and consistent usage of terminology, with an emphasis on technical computer terms, punctuation, grammar, design and interface elements, and more - Clear practical advice on good writing practices -- everything from using verbs effectively to maintaining the right voice for a chosen audience - Words commonly misspelled in technical documents - Terms to avoid - How to recognize jargon - How and when to use abbreviations and acronyms All this makes the "Microsoft Manual Of Style For Technical Publications, Second Edition", required reading for writers, editors, and anyone else who needs to put it correctly, clearly, and cogently.

The Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications

Author: Microsoft Corporation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781556159398

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 292

View: 4419

An essential resource for the computing professional whose work needs to reflect the cutting edge of commercial technology, this book presents an easy-to-access guide to documentation style practices and pronouncements with Microsoft's product groups--a guide whose scope includes the range of desktop software and hardware that are appropriate for Windows.

Microsoft Manual of Style

Author: Microsoft Corporation

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735669791

Category: Computers

Page: 464

View: 4148

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.

Science and Technical Writing

A Manual of Style

Author: Philip Rubens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135959501

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 980

With this new edition, Science and Technical Writing confirms its position as the definitive style resource for thousands of established and aspiring technical writers. Editor Philip Rubens has fully revised and updated his popular 1992 edition, with full, authoritative coverage of the techniques and technologies that have revolutionized electronic communications over the past eight years.

The Elements of Style

Author: William Strunk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 43

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Developing Quality Technical Information

A Handbook for Writers and Editors

Author: Michelle Carey,Moira McFadden Lanyi,Deirdre Longo,Eric Radzinski,Shannon Rouiller,Elizabeth Wilde

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133118975

Category: Computers

Page: 587

View: 6389

The #1 Guide to Excellence in Technical Communication--Fully Updated for Embedded Assistance, Mobile, Search, Multimedia, and MoreDirect from IBM's own content design experts, this guide shows you how to design product interfaces and technical information that always place users front and center. This edition has been fully revised to help you consistently deliver the right content at the right time. You'll master today's best practices to apply nine essential characteristics of high-quality technical information: accuracy, clarity, completeness, concreteness, organization, retrievability, style, task orientation, and visual effectiveness. Coverage IncludesAdvocating for users throughout the entire product development processDelivering information in an ordered manner by following progressive disclosure techniquesOptimizing content so that users can find it from anywhereStreamlining information for mobile deliveryHelping users right where they areWhether you're a writer, editor, information architect, user experience professional, or reviewer, this book shows you how to create great technical information, from the product design to the user interface, topics, and other media. Thoroughly revised and updatedExtensive new coverage of self-documenting interfaces and embedded assistanceUpdated practical guidelines and checklistsHundreds of new examples.

A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting

Author: Kenneth A. Adams

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590313800

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

View: 5349

The focus of this manual is not what provisions to include in a given contract, but instead how to express those provisions in prose that is free ofthe problems that often afflict contracts.

The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition

Author: The University The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226287058

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1184

View: 3287

The IBM Style Guide

Conventions for Writers and Editors

Author: Francis DeRespinis,Peter Hayward,Jana Jenkins,Amy Laird,Leslie McDonald,Eric Radzinski

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0132118947

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 7054

The IBM Style Guide distills IBM wisdom for developing superior content: information that is consistent, clear, concise, and easy to translate. The IBM Style Guide can help any organization improve and standardize content across authors, delivery mechanisms, and geographic locations. This expert guide contains practical guidance on topic-based writing, writing content for different media types, and writing for global audiences. Throughout, the authors illustrate the guidance with many examples of correct and incorrect usage. Writers and editors will find authoritative guidance on issues ranging from structuring information to writing usable procedures to presenting web addresses to handling cultural sensitivities. The guidelines cover these topics: Using language and grammar to write clearly and consistently Applying punctuation marks and special characters correctly Formatting, organizing, and structuring information so that it is easy to find and use Using footnotes, cross-references, and links to point readers to valuable, related information Presenting numerical information clearly Documenting computer interfaces to make it easy for users to achieve their goals Writing for diverse audiences, including guidelines for improving accessibility Preparing clear and effective glossaries and indexes The IBM Style Guide can help any organization or individual create and manage content more effectively. The guidelines are especially valuable for businesses that have not previously adopted a corporate style guide, for anyone who writes or edits for IBM as an employee or outside contractor, and for anyone who uses modern approaches to information architecture.

I.M. Wright's Hard Code

A Decade of Hard-Won Lessons from Microsoft

Author: Eric Brechner

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735664889

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 7356

Get the brutal truth about coding, testing, and project management—from a Microsoft insider who tells it like it is. I. M. Wright's deliberately provocative column "Hard Code" has been sparking debate amongst thousands of engineers at Microsoft for years. And now (despite our better instincts), we're making his opinions available to everyone. In this collection of over 80 columns, Eric Brechner's alter ego pulls no punches with his candid commentary and best practice solutions to the issues that irk him the most. He dissects the development process, examines tough team issues, and critiques how the software business is run, with the added touch of clever humor and sardonic wit. His ideas aren't always popular (not that he cares), but they do stimulate discussion and imagination needed to drive software excellence. Get the unvarnished truth on how to: Improve software quality and value—from design to security Realistically manage project schedules, risks, and specs Trim the fat from common development inefficiencies Apply process improvement methods—without being an inflexible fanatic Drive your own successful, satisfying career Don't be a dictator—develop and manage a thriving team! Companion Web site includes: Agile process documents Checklists, templates, and other resources

Web Style Guide

Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites

Author: Patrick J. Lynch,Sarah Horton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300137378

Category: Computers

Page: 338

View: 482

Offers advice for creating Web sites and pages that use the classic principles of design.

Guide to Operating Systems

Author: Michael Palmer,Michael Walters

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133708781

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 8687

GUIDE TO OPERATING SYSTEMS, 4E provides the theory and technical information professionals need as they work with today's popular operating systems, such as Windows, Mac OS, and UNIX/Linuxplatforms. Topics include operating system theory, installation, upgrading, configuring (operating system and hardware), file systems, security, hardware options, and storage, as well as resource sharing, network connectivity, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Designed to be easily understood and highly practical, GUIDE TO OPERATING SYSTEMS, 4E is an excellent resource for training across different operating systems. GUIDE TO OPERATING SYSTEMS, 4E prepares readers to understand the fundamental concepts of computer operating systems. The book specifically addresses Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, SUSE Linux, Fedora Linux, Red Hat Linux, and Mac OS X (Panther, Tiger, Leopard, and Snow Leopard), and provides information on all network operating subjects. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

MLA Easy Formatting Style Writing and Grammar Guide

Author: Gretchen Lorenzen,Shawn Lorenzen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479229260

Category: Reference

Page: 99

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MLA: Easy Formatting, Style, Writing, and Grammar Guide (4th Edition) is now updated to include MSWORD 2010 for Windows! This MLA Guide does everything the title says it does: Guides you through formatting, MLA styles, writing techniques, and basic grammar. This books is primarily intended for those who need guidance on how to format their Word processor for MLA, and as a quick reference to common MLA questions. For example, "What are the MLA margins and how do I set those up?" "How much do I indent the second line and how do I do that without messing up my formatting?" You will be able to quickly work with MLA after working through this book. The fourth edition not only has MLA formatting for MSWORD (for both Apple/MAC and Windows), but also includes MLA formatting for PAGES by Apple.

A Guide to Writing as an Engineer, 4th Edition

Author: David F. Beer,David A. McMurrey

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118476743

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 5138

The fourth edition of A Guide to Writing as an Engineer updates Beer and McMurrey’s popular book on communication and technical writing for engineers. Used predominantly in freshmen engineering survey courses, the text is also applicable for specific courses on engineering writing or technical communication later in the curriculum. A Guide to Writing as an Engineer deals with a variety of topics ranging from important writing concepts that apply to professional engineers, to content, organization, format, and style of various kinds of engineering writing. The book also covers oral presentations, research techniques, ethics, and proper citation methods. Beer remains a practical, handy book that can function not only as a classroom textbook, but also as a reference and guide for writing and research, for practicing engineers.

What Not to Write

Author: Kay Sayce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789810761394

Category: English language

Page: 130

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Manual of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Author: Philip Lanzkowsky

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123751553

Category: Medical

Page: 1058

View: 3509

Given that there have been considerable advances in the treatment and management of oncologic diseases in children, the fifth edition of this successful clinical manual will be entirely updated to incorporate all current protocols and developments.This edition will be a comprehensive book on patient management, replete with algorithms and flow diagrams on diagnosis and management. Its concise and easy-to-read format will enable readers to make accurate diagnoses and permit them to treat patients without having extensive previous hematologic/oncologic experience. A list of normal values at various ages in children, providing an extremely useful reference for patient management is included. Selected for inclusion in Doody's Core Titles 2013, an essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries Offers a concise, systematic approach to all pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders in one reference manual Easy-to-read format: multiple tables, charts, and flow-diagrams for diagnosis and management of pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders Clear presentation by practicing clinicians, who are also academic researchers, of recent developments in molecular genetics, cytogenetics, immunology, transplantation, and biochemistry

Administrative Assistant's and Secretary's Handbook

Author: James Stroman,Kevin Wilson,Jennifer Wauson

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814433537

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 7959

From managing the phones, coordinating meetings, and preparing presentations to planning events, crafting clear business communications, and deciphering legal documents, administrative assistants need to be everything to everyone, all the time. Long the gold standard for office professionals seeking to improve their performance and enhance their value to employers, this comprehensive guidebook is the definitive source of information on topics including: Creating graphics, charts, and presentations Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher Web conferencing Electronic and paper filing systems Recordkeeping Research skills Travel arrangements Meeting planning and management Business math Computer and software troubleshooting And much more Extensively updated, the fifth edition of the Administrative Assistant's and Secretary's Handbook contains new information on Windows 8, Microsoft Office 2013, Apple OS, mobile computing, data security, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Docs, and Microsoft Web Applications. Today's administrative jobs are demanding and constantly changing. The latest edition of this best-selling guide will help professionals everywhere come out on top.