Style sheets: The abbreviated answer
As a project moves from writer to editor to designer and back again, style sheets (abbreviated versions of style guides) offer quick access to answers during documentation development. Style sheets provide consistency, give a quick-reference point, set a project's style from the beginning, eliminate confusion on major style points, and serve as a double check during revision. Designed specifically for a project, style sheet formats include laminated sheets and standees, and content ranges from grammar references to contact information.
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