Style Rules for Job Titles

Have you struggled with job position names and titles in your policies and procedures (P&P) content? Here are several style rules to follow. Read article.

7 Ways to Improve Your Technical Writing

Here are seven quick tips to improve the quality of your technical documents. When you write a technical document, consider the following points:

BBC Style Guide Available for Download

I have three style guides in the office and have now added this from the BBC. The BBC Style Guide represents some of John Allen’s extraordinary wisdom surrounding the use of English in written and spoken communications.

How To Mind Your Grammar On The Web

Ben Parr (Mashable) asks: “Say your project manager comes to you with his proposal that will be going out to investors, business partners, and potential clients. Then you find that your manager has used “4” instead of “four”, “r” instead of “are”, and abbreviations such as lol, atm, and idk. How would you react? “

MS Word File Conversion Issues

Fix conversion issues with Word 2007 by downloading this patch from Microsoft Office site: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/ This 2007 Microsoft Office system update fixes conversion issues that occur with Microsoft Word documents.

MS Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

You can download the free MS Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats over here: This lets you open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations in the file formats new to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007. Microsoft add that, “By installing the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft […]

MS Word – How to Hide the Page Number on the First Page

If you don’t want the page number to appear on the first page of your Word document, here’s what to do: 1. Click Insert from the menu bar and then choose Page Numbers. 2. Uncheck the Show number on first page checkbox. This stops Page 1 being printed on the first page. The second page […]

How to Create ‘Vertical’ Text in MS Word

In MS Word, you can change the orientation of text from horizontal to vertical in a few quick clicks. This trick is useful if you want to have text run up the side of a page or along a column. To do this, the text must be inside a text box, shape, callout, or table. […]

Apple Publications Style Guide – free download

You can also get the Apple Publications Style Guide online for free. It’s on their developers site at: http://developer.apple.com

IBM Style Guide – free download

You can now download the IBM Style Guide which covers all areas of the business: hardware, software, mainframe, workstation, and more. “These guidelines are developed and maintained by a committee of technical editors from each IBM Division around the world who ensure that the guidelines address a global audience that uses a wide range of […]