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Buying Microsoft Manual of Style, 2nd edition
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Frank Bremster  Identity Verified
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Dec 28, 2002

I have finally decided to buy the Microsoft Manual of Style..., 2nd edition, and return the one I \"borrowed\" from a friend a year ago.

After phoning the Microsoft press representatives in my country, searching Amazon and co, and talking to any bookstore I know, I have realized that this book is out of print. Very strange, as it is a very good and simple book (inc. CD), only released in 1998. Furthermore, it is kind of \"The Rule\" for translation and technical writing. It was mentioned in several contract I have signed with clients.

Now, trying to be smart, I looked in the used book sections of Amazon and other onliners. The cheapest version I have seen so far was $250, mint condition $450!!!!! Please note that the original costs about $35.

Either this book has become a collector`s item or some people try to make big bucks from something I consider a necessity.



To make my long story come to an end:



Does anybody have this book and wants to sell it for a reasonable price (about $40-50)?



I would appreciate the help.



Thanks



Frank





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xxxGerrit H?ing
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Manual of Style as download Dec 29, 2002

Hello Frank,



you can find the Manual of Style in the download area at www.microsoft.com/downloads/





HTH,



Gerrit Höing


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Frank Bremster  Identity Verified
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Thanks Dec 29, 2002

Thanks Gerrit,



I didn\'t know. That\'s probably the reason why its not printed anymore.


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Zsolt VARGA
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thx for the tip Dec 30, 2002

I found the e-book very useful. The version offered for download is 3.0, so you are better off with that one.



Greetings,



Zsolt Varga


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allys  Identity Verified
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Asking for help Dec 30, 2002

I might seem stupid, but I was unable to find this book on Microsoft site. Could you help me and tell what is the exact name of application/book?



Thanks a lot and Happy New Year!


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Frank Bremster  Identity Verified
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Site directions Dec 30, 2002

Just click on the above link, than enter +manual +of +style into the displayed search engine. This should give you a small discriptin and a download link.

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Dietrich Herrmann, MD, PhD, MBA  Identity Verified
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URL for Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications Jan 2, 2003

Hi,

Here is the URL for the manual:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=B494D46B-073F-46B0-B12F-39C8E870517A



HTH

Dieter


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