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Subject:Re: Logon/Log on From:"Williams, Diane (contractor)" <Williams_Diane -at- DOTE -dot- OSD -dot- MIL> Date:Tue, 19 Aug 1997 12:49:46 -0400
>>I once worked with a corporate style guide that had three different uses of
the term in question:
1) log on
Log on indicated an action; it was also sometimes used as "log onto."
Examples: "If you log onto a computer ..." or "Log on over there..."
Logon reflected the screen command, which at the time was a DOS prompt.
"Type in your name at logon." This was not necessarily a literal
to the screen, but was also used to reference time of day.
Log-on was used in such hackneyed constructions as "His log-on name is
Yeah, yeah. Dull message, I know. I can hear some of you sawing logs.
These ways to use "log on" are correct!
"To log on" is the verb form.
His "log-on" name is the adjective form, which may evolve into one word
His "logon" is Joe_Blow the noun form.