Microsoft® Manual of Style for Technical Publications

Errata for Microsoft® Manual of Style for Technical Publications




The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

The following errata were submitted by our customers and approved as valid errors by the author or editor.

Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update



Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page xxi

Missing / in support url On page xxi, the third sentence of the "Support Information" section reads: "To connect directly to the Microsoft Press Knowledge Base and enter a query regarding a question or issue that you may have, go to http://www.microsoft.comlearning/support/search.asp." It should read: "To connect directly to the Microsoft Press Knowledge Base and enter a query regarding a question or issue that you may have, go to http://www.microsoft.com/learning/support/search.asp."

Microsoft Press  May 06, 2010 
Printed
Page 11

"right" used in place of "up" On page 11, the Usage description of the Slider Element reads: "Move the slider to the right to increase the volume." It should read: "Move the slider up to increase the volume."

Microsoft Press  Jul 13, 2010 
Printed
Page 17

Category View should be Classic View On page 17, the text under the screenshot of the Control Panel is incorrect. Change: "Control Panel (Category View)" To: "Control Panel (Classic View)"

Microsoft Press  May 06, 2010 
Printed
Page 29

"alt" used in place of "alternate" On page 29, the last sentence of the second paragraph under the "Art, Captions, and Callouts" heading reads: "Provide alt text that is brief but as descriptive as possible." It should read: "Provide alternate text that is brief but as descriptive as possible."

Microsoft Press  Jul 13, 2010 
Printed
Page 102

Missing text There are two typographical errors in the first bullet under "Style of indexed keywords". Change: "Use gerunds (the form) rather than infinitives (the form)..." To: "Use gerunds (the -ing form) rather than infinitives (the to form)..."

Microsoft Press  May 06, 2010 
Printed
Page 251

English translation missing On page 251, in the definition for "e.g." the english translastion is missing. Change: "e.g. Means exempli gratia. Do not use; use for example instead." To: "e.g. Means exempli gratia, "for example." Do not use; use for example instead. Microsoft Press is committed to providing informative and accurate books. All comments and corrections listed above are ready for inclusion in future printings of this book. If you have a later printing of this book, it may already contain most or all of the above corrections.

Microsoft Press  Jul 13, 2010