Deirdre, Don't know if it applies, but Mil-Std-37874 uses (see 2.2). ? I prefer (see 2.2 Introduction). This gives the reader an idea of the subject matter at the referenced paragraph. ? I would not use the work 'paragraph', 'section', or the paragraph/section symbols. I believe that the use of the symbols would normally be found in legal documents. ? If your style or template allows it, make the reference a link so the user can jump to the reference without having to page to it.
--- On Wed, 1/7/09, Deirdre Reagan <deirdre.reagan at gmail.com> wrote: From: Deirdre Reagan <deirdre.rea...@gmail.com> Subject: OT: question about paragraph reference and section symbols To: "Framer's List" <framers at lists.frameusers.com> Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 4:10 PM Hi all: Any aeronautics people on this list? If yes, (or even if no, feel free to weigh in) in text, when referring to another part of the text, what is the preferred way to note that reference? I have two documents -- one refers to "paragraph 5.1" and the other refers to [section symbol] 5.1. Do you all refer to "paragraph," use the section symbol, or use something else? I would prefer to use the the section symbol, but one of my coworkers says that someone would see that symbol and automatically think [section symbol] 5.1 refers to an FAA regulation so we should use "paragraph." I think the word "paragraph" is kind of strange and it always makes me look twice ("Refer to paragraph 5.1, "Monitoring the Electrical System," for more details . . ") -- at the very least, I'd use Paragraph 5.1. or Para 5.1. A quick perusal of the USGPO Style Guide didn't turn anything up, so I thought I'd turn to you guys. Any thoughts? Thanks, Deirdre _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as dspreadb at yahoo.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/dspreadb%40yahoo.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.