Posted by: episystechpubs | August 19, 2014

Nifty Nuggets: Log on/Logon/Sign in

Per the JHA Style Guide for Technical Communication and Training:

  • You may use log on and Log on to to refer to creating a user session. To describe ending a user session, use log off or log off from.
    • Do not use log in, login, log onto, logout, or log off of.
    • You may deviate from this rule if necessary to follow the software interface.
  • You may also use sign in and sign in to to refer to creating a user session. To describe ending a user session, use sign out.
    • Do not use sign on, sign into, or sign off.
    • You may deviate from this rule if necessary to follow the software interface.
  • The verb from of log on is two words, while the noun and adjectives are one word without a hyphen.

Examples:

o Create a logon name.

o Log onto your account.

Thank you,

Jackie Solano

Technical Writer, Episys Technical Publications

Symitar®

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San Diego, California 92123

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