Re: uppercase titles

Subject: Re: uppercase titles
From: Marsha Kamish <MKamish -at- STEWART -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 15:56:47 -0600

One source on this would be Karen Schriver, Dynamics in Document Design,
page 509. She quotes several other sources in the sidebar. BTW, Ms.
Shriver will be presenting at the Online Conference in Seattle this
February. I'm going to ask her to sign my copy of her book! Oh, cut me some
slack. I've only been in the business a coupla years...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Molly M. Theodossy [SMTP:mmtheodossy -at- UCDAVIS -dot- EDU]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 1999 3:44 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: uppercase titles
> I don't know if this is referenced in any style guides, but I can tell you
> the reason this is a no-no is because it makes the title less readable.
> One
> of the ways people recognize words is by their shape. When you put
> something in all caps, the word becomes a big square and is less
> recognizable, especially to skim readers.
> I can't give you an actual source on this. I have picked this up through
> years of studying both graphic design and communications.
> At 04:17 PM 1/27/99 -0500, Roberta Boyle (LMC) wrote:
> >I am a very new technical writer and I have a question. We are having a
> >discussion about writing titles all in uppercase. I understood that this
> is
> >a no-no.
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> Molly M. Theodossy
> Technology Trainer/Technical Writer
> mmtheodossy -at- ucdavis -dot- edu
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> University of California, Davis
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