Once more, this time with content! For your?technical manuals, what?is your preferred set of cross-reference formats?
I'm setting up a template and am trying to figure out a way to avoid having to create multiple x-refs to accommodate different punctuation. You know (x-ref is inside the underscores): ---See __Appendix D,?"Frying Pans and Toasters,"__? for more information. (X-ref includes comma inside quotation marks) ---For more information, see __Appendix D,?"Frying Pans and Toasters."__ (X-ref includes period inside quotation marks) ---[Inspiration fails me, but I am sure there's a similar example that does not use any punctuation within the quotation marks] If I create only one x-ref format, using only one kind of punctuation, most nimble tech writers will be able to construct nicely flowing sentences to employ it. Right?? Or, I could decree that we never quote the titles of?referenced sections, and omit any punctuation: ---For more information, see __Appendix D__. But I think that's a lousy solution: I don't want to omit a descriptive title just because it's a pain to set up the x-ref formats for it. What is your solution?