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Read Me First!: A Style Guide for the Computer Industry, Second Edition by Sun Technical Publications

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Preface

Preface stands for information, and Read Me First! A Style Guide for the Computer Industry provides everything you always wanted to know about documenting computer products, from writing about web sites to legal guidelines, from writing for an international audience to developing a documentation department.

How This Book Is Organized

Read Me First! is organized as described in the following paragraphs.

Chapter 1, “Mechanics of Writing,” reviews basic punctuation rules and guidelines, plus other general writing rules and conventions. This chapter also notes exceptions to these rules, guidelines, and conventions.

Chapter 2, “Constructing Text,” provides ...

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