O'Reilly logo

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

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 2. Constructing Text

This chapter provides information about the use of text and graphical elements, such as section headings, tables, and cross-references. Many acceptable ways exist to present these elements. The design, layout, and writing style that you choose will help make your document unique.

The style and writing conventions in this chapter include suggestions that have worked successfully in published computer documents. You might decide to adopt these conventions, or to adapt them to your company’s documentation. Whatever convention you choose, make sure that the format is easily recognized and understood by readers. Use the style guidelines consistently throughout your document.

This chapter discusses the following ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required