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Unread 01-11-2007, 04:09 PM   #1
Carrie
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are there rules of punctuation ?

I mean, different than normal writing/typing.

For example, if I set up a flyer or business card (or even on a webpage) do I still use commas, etc in the same places, as I would typing something out?

This came up on flyers and business cards I made for someone, they felt I should put commas after everything, like September 24, 2007 even when there was a list of dates and/or hours, etc on it.

I thought it was too much, and left them out. Like September 24 2007

Of course, writing a business letter or such, one would use comma, periods, etc in all the usual places. And maybe if something was listed, like Monday, Tuesdeay, Wedsday, etc. But, it could also be Mon * Tues * Wed* ...?

Especially business cards, which are small, commas seem to give it a cluttered look.

Should the months always be spelled out fully?

I know too many exclaimation points aren't good. I imagine booklets and flyers with several pages of text would use punctuation in the normal way.

Is there any kind of "rules" to go by with this? Using commas, periods, etc in flyers, posters, cards, etc?

Thanks,

Carrie
 
Unread 01-11-2007, 04:09 PM   #2
JoAnn Paules
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Re: are there rules of punctuation ?

Visit your local library or use Google. Thre are many different sources of excellent information out there. Which one to use is for you to decide.

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"Carrie" <starchild@kingcon.com> wrote in message news:uRbQjnJHIHA.3980@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
I mean, different than normal writing/typing.

For example, if I set up a flyer or business card (or even on a webpage) do I still use commas, etc in the same places, as I would typing something out?

This came up on flyers and business cards I made for someone, they felt I should put commas after everything, like September 24, 2007 even when there was a list of dates and/or hours, etc on it.

I thought it was too much, and left them out. Like September 24 2007

Of course, writing a business letter or such, one would use comma, periods, etc in all the usual places. And maybe if something was listed, like Monday, Tuesdeay, Wedsday, etc. But, it could also be Mon * Tues * Wed* ...?

Especially business cards, which are small, commas seem to give it a cluttered look.

Should the months always be spelled out fully?

I know too many exclaimation points aren't good. I imagine booklets and flyers with several pages of text would use punctuation in the normal way.

Is there any kind of "rules" to go by with this? Using commas, periods, etc in flyers, posters, cards, etc?

Thanks,

Carrie
 
Unread 01-11-2007, 04:09 PM   #3
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Re: are there rules of punctuation ?

http://www.arts.uottawa.ca/writcent/...mar/punct.html

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"Carrie" <starchild@kingcon.com> wrote in message
news:uRbQjnJHIHA.3980@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
I mean, different than normal writing/typing.

For example, if I set up a flyer or business card (or even on a webpage) do I
still use commas, etc in the same places, as I would typing something out?

This came up on flyers and business cards I made for someone, they felt I
should put commas after everything, like September 24, 2007 even when there was
a list of dates and/or hours, etc on it.

I thought it was too much, and left them out. Like September 24 2007

Of course, writing a business letter or such, one would use comma, periods,
etc in all the usual places. And maybe if something was listed, like Monday,
Tuesdeay, Wedsday, etc. But, it could also be Mon * Tues * Wed* ...?

Especially business cards, which are small, commas seem to give it a cluttered
look.

Should the months always be spelled out fully?

I know too many exclaimation points aren't good. I imagine booklets and
flyers with several pages of text would use punctuation in the normal way.

Is there any kind of "rules" to go by with this? Using commas, periods, etc
in flyers, posters, cards, etc?

Thanks,

Carrie


 
Unread 01-11-2007, 05:09 PM   #4
Carrie
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Re: are there rules of punctuation ?


"JoAnn Paules" <jl_paules@hotNOSPAMmail.com> wrote in message news:uO8esyJHIHA.1212@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
Visit your local library or use Google. Thre are many different sources of excellent information out there. Which one to use is for you to decide.

Okay, I had put words in google before, but thought there might be a simple easy to remember way. For DTP use. This time I put in "punctuation flyers desk top publishing" and getting more. Just have to weed out the ones like "do you use 1 or 2 spaces after a period".

Basic punctuation I'm pretty sure of, it was the printing (flyers, business cards, etc) I wasn't sure about. It might be different rules.

Maybe it's whatever looks good.

--
JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]

~~~~~
How to ask a question
http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


"Carrie" <starchild@kingcon.com> wrote in message news:uRbQjnJHIHA.3980@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
I mean, different than normal writing/typing.

For example, if I set up a flyer or business card (or even on a webpage) do I still use commas, etc in the same places, as I would typing something out?

This came up on flyers and business cards I made for someone, they felt I should put commas after everything, like September 24, 2007 even when there was a list of dates and/or hours, etc on it.

I thought it was too much, and left them out. Like September 24 2007

Of course, writing a business letter or such, one would use comma, periods, etc in all the usual places. And maybe if something was listed, like Monday, Tuesdeay, Wedsday, etc. But, it could also be Mon * Tues * Wed* ...?

Especially business cards, which are small, commas seem to give it a cluttered look.

Should the months always be spelled out fully?

I know too many exclaimation points aren't good. I imagine booklets and flyers with several pages of text would use punctuation in the normal way.

Is there any kind of "rules" to go by with this? Using commas, periods, etc in flyers, posters, cards, etc?

Thanks,

Carrie
 
Unread 01-11-2007, 05:09 PM   #5
Carrie
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Re: are there rules of punctuation ?


"Mary Sauer" <mary-sauer@mycolumbus.rr.com> wrote in message
news:%23EoYd0JHIHA.5328@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> http://www.arts.uottawa.ca/writcent/...mar/punct.html


I was mainly looking for puncuation rules for printed things (like
flyers, business cards, etc) where I'd think not using commas, or a lot of
them might look better.

But, looking over the link you gave, I realize there's a lot of good
stuff there. I probably learned it all in school at one time, long ago.


>
> --
> Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
> http://office.microsoft.com/
> http://msauer.mvps.org/
> news://msnews.microsoft.com
>
> "Carrie" <starchild@kingcon.com> wrote in message
> news:uRbQjnJHIHA.3980@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> I mean, different than normal writing/typing.
>
> For example, if I set up a flyer or business card (or even on a webpage)
> do I still use commas, etc in the same places, as I would typing something
> out?
>
> This came up on flyers and business cards I made for someone, they felt I
> should put commas after everything, like September 24, 2007 even when
> there was a list of dates and/or hours, etc on it.
>
> I thought it was too much, and left them out. Like September 24 2007
>
> Of course, writing a business letter or such, one would use comma,
> periods, etc in all the usual places. And maybe if something was listed,
> like Monday, Tuesdeay, Wedsday, etc. But, it could also be Mon * Tues *
> Wed* ...?
>
> Especially business cards, which are small, commas seem to give it a
> cluttered look.
>
> Should the months always be spelled out fully?
>
> I know too many exclaimation points aren't good. I imagine booklets and
> flyers with several pages of text would use punctuation in the normal way.
>
> Is there any kind of "rules" to go by with this? Using commas, periods,
> etc in flyers, posters, cards, etc?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Carrie
>



 
Unread 01-11-2007, 06:07 PM   #6
JoAnn Paules
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Re: are there rules of punctuation ?

I sometimes use the Chicago Manual of Style but my usual style is heavily influenced by military and commercial specifications and standards.

--
JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]

~~~~~
How to ask a question
http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


"Carrie" <starchild@kingcon.com> wrote in message news:uxZCrSKHIHA.4584@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...

"JoAnn Paules" <jl_paules@hotNOSPAMmail.com> wrote in message news:uO8esyJHIHA.1212@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
Visit your local library or use Google. Thre are many different sources of excellent information out there. Which one to use is for you to decide.

Okay, I had put words in google before, but thought there might be a simple easy to remember way. For DTP use. This time I put in "punctuation flyers desk top publishing" and getting more. Just have to weed out the ones like "do you use 1 or 2 spaces after a period".

Basic punctuation I'm pretty sure of, it was the printing (flyers, business cards, etc) I wasn't sure about. It might be different rules.

Maybe it's whatever looks good.

--
JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]

~~~~~
How to ask a question
http://support.microsoft.com/KB/555375


"Carrie" <starchild@kingcon.com> wrote in message news:uRbQjnJHIHA.3980@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
I mean, different than normal writing/typing.

For example, if I set up a flyer or business card (or even on a webpage) do I still use commas, etc in the same places, as I would typing something out?

This came up on flyers and business cards I made for someone, they felt I should put commas after everything, like September 24, 2007 even when there was a list of dates and/or hours, etc on it.

I thought it was too much, and left them out. Like September 24 2007

Of course, writing a business letter or such, one would use comma, periods, etc in all the usual places. And maybe if something was listed, like Monday, Tuesdeay, Wedsday, etc. But, it could also be Mon * Tues * Wed* ...?

Especially business cards, which are small, commas seem to give it a cluttered look.

Should the months always be spelled out fully?

I know too many exclaimation points aren't good. I imagine booklets and flyers with several pages of text would use punctuation in the normal way.

Is there any kind of "rules" to go by with this? Using commas, periods, etc in flyers, posters, cards, etc?

Thanks,

Carrie
 
 

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