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U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual

U.S. Government Printing Office Style ManualBy act of Congress the Public Printer of the U.S. Government Printing Office is authorized to determine the form and style of Government printing. The Style Manual is the product of many years of public printing experience, and its rules are based on principles of good usage and custom in the printing trade. Essentially, the Style Manual is a standardization device designed to achieve uniform word and type treatment, and aiming for economy of word use. The Style Manual has served Federal printers since 1894, and with each new edition, the traditions of printing and graphic arts are carried forward into new technologies.

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Title Page, Style Board, Extract from Title 44, U.S.C., About This Manual, GPO's Online Initiatives PDF | Text | More
Contents PDF | Text | More
Chapter 1 - Advice to Authors and Editors PDF | Text | More
Chapter 2 - General Instructions PDF | Text | More
Chapter 3 - Capitalization Rules PDF | Text | More
Chapter 4 - Capitalization Examples PDF | Text | More
Chapter 5 - Spelling PDF | Text | More
Chapter 6 - Compounding Rules PDF | Text | More
Chapter 7 - Compounding Examples PDF | Text | More
Chapter 8 - Punctuation PDF | Text | More
Chapter 9 - Abbreviations and Letter Symbols PDF | Text | More
Chapter 10 - Signs and Symbols PDF | Text | More
Chapter 11 - Italic PDF | Text | More
Chapter 12 - Numerals PDF | Text | More
Chapter 13 - Tabular Work PDF | Text | More
Chapter 14 - Leaderwork PDF | Text | More
Chapter 15 - Footnotes, Indexes, Contents, and Outlines PDF | Text | More
Chapter 16 - Datelines, Addresses, and Signatures PDF | Text | More
Chapter 17 - Useful Tables PDF | Text | More
Chapter 18 - Geologic Terms and Geographic Divisions PDF | Text | More
Chapter 19 - Congressional Record, Congressional Record Index PDF | Text | More
Chapter 20 - Reports and Hearings PDF | Text | More
Index PDF | Text | More