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Computer term style question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Flash, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. Flash

    Flash Guest

    My CP (same as AP, except for all the damn Us) style guide is a few years outdated and I'm not sure if Canadian Press has dealt with this.

    Do you 'log in to' your e-mail?

    Do you 'log into' your e-mail?

    Do you 'log on to' your e-mail?

    Do you 'log onto' your e-mail?

    Now our tech guy is telling me it's 'login to' and I damn near had a heart attack. No way 'login' is a word.

  2. ARD

    ARD Member

    It's not AP (I'm not at work with my stylebook yet), but the Microsoft Manual of Style says:

    log on to, log off from, logon (adj)
    Use log on to to refer to connecting to a network and log off from (or simply log off) to refer to disconnecting from a network. Do not use log in, login, log onto, log off of, logout, sign off, or sign on. An exception is when other terms are dictated by the interface.

    Use logon only as an adjective, as in "logon password," not as a noun.

    You are prompted for your password while logging on.
    Reconnect when you log on to the network.
    Some networks support this logon feature.
    Remember to log off from the network.

    You are prompted for your password during logon.
    Log in before you start Windows.
    Remember to log off of the network.
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Thank you!
  4. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    AP Style:

    login, logon, logoff (n.) But use as two words in verb form: I log in to my computer.
  5. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    I just check my e-mail.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    What's a computer? </spnited>
  7. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Let me grab my dictophone so I can get that on the record. :D
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