[U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual]
[Contents]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]



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Chapter 	                                                  Page 

       About This Manual ........................................... v 

       GPO's Online Initiatives ................................... ix 

1.  Advice to Authors and Editors ................................... 1
 
2.  General Instructions ............................................ 7
 
3.  Capitalization Rules ........................................... 27
 
4.  Capitalization Examples ........................................ 43
 
5.  Spelling ....................................................... 79
 
6.  Compounding Rules .............................................. 95
 
7.  Compounding Examples .......................................... 109
 
8.  Punctuation ................................................... 193 

9.  Abbreviations and Letter Symbols .............................. 221 

     Standard word abbreviations................................... 238 

     Standard letter symbols for units of measure ................. 247
 
     Standard Latin abbreviations.................................. 251 

     Information technology acronyms and initialisms .............. 255 

10. Signs and Symbols.............................................. 259
 
11. Italic ........................................................ 265

12. Numerals ...................................................... 269

13. Tabular Work................................................... 281

14. Leaderwor ..................................................... 299 

15. Footnotes, Indexes, Contents, and Outlines .................... 303 

16. Datelines, Addresses, and Signatures........................... 309

17. Useful Tables ................................................. 321 

     U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents .......................... 321 

     Most Populous U.S. Cities by State............................ 32
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     Principal Foreign ............................................ 325 

     Demonyms: Names of Nationalities ............................. 332 

     Currency ..................................................... 334 

     Metric and U.S. Measures ..................................... 339 

     Common Measures and Their Metric Equivalents ................. 340 

     Measurement Conversion ....................................... 341 

18. Geologic Terms and Geographic Divisions ....................... 343
  
19. Congressional Record .......................................... 371 

    Congressional Record Index .................................... 406 

20. Reports and Hearings .......................................... 417 

    Index ......................................................... 433