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For temperatures, use the degree sign--100° F. Exempt here: spell out (i.e., 90-degree turn). Style for temperatures is number (100), degree sign, space, F or C (Fahrenheit or Celsius) and then a period (.) regardless of whether it is the end of a sentence or not. (Ex: 100° F.)
° (degree sign) is ALT 248.
Use numerals when referring to measurements; otherwise write out numbers less than 10. Use numerals for all numbers two-digit or more (i.e., two-digit, 2-ounces, 10 years,). Use comma for thousands (1,000).
Always put zero before decimals less than 1 (Ex.: 0.5mm, NOT .5mm)
6-pack (pack always written out) when in a sequence, 4-, 6-, 8-, 12-pack
The company……… its product (not their product)
Corp. not Corporation
Inc. not Incorporated
Int’l not International
LLC for Limited Liability Company
Ltd. for foreign company references