Posted by: Jack Henry | June 27, 2014

Nifty Nuggets: File Names

When including file names in your writing, please use these guidelines from the JHA Style Guide for Technical Communication and Training.

Guideline Example
When using a file name extension as a word, precede the extension with a period. Use an article (a, an, or the) as if the period is not pronounced.

Use lowercase letters unless the file name extension appears in a heading.

Copy an .ini file into the folder.

Open a .doc file.

Do not use the .pdf extension as a word. Always use PDF, the generic term for a .pdf file. Convert the document to a PDF before you send it to the customer.

Thank you,

Jackie Solano

Technical Writer, Episys Technical Publications


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