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GPO Releases New Edition Of Style Manual

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

WASHINGTON—Since 1894, the U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO) Style Manual has served as a guide to the style and form of Federal Government printing.  The 30th edition of the GPO Style Manual, the first revision to this guide since 2000, is available for purchase at GPO’s Online Bookstore:  http://bookstore.gpo.gov/collections/gpo-style-manual.jsp The new edition is also available on GPO’s Web site free of charge, in both HTML and PDF formats at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/stylemanual/2008.html
The GPO Style Manual 2008 includes a number of new features:
• A more contemporary and readable format
• URLs for further information 
• An expanded glossary of computer terms
• New and updated entries in the Useful Tables chapter
• An updated list of foreign country information
• A totally revamped Capitalization chapter
• A new section on GPO’s online initiatives
• Inclusion of many suggestions from users
The GPO Style Manual is prepared under the authority of section 1105 of Title 44, U.S.C., which requires the Public Printer to “determine the form and style” of Government printing. The Manual is prepared by the GPO Style Board, composed of proofreading, printing, and Government documents specialists from within GPO.




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