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I am getting really tired of getting emails and PowerPoint presentations in which half of the words bold and underlined. There is also excessive use of exclamation points, all caps, and overly strong wording.

I would like to send them a link to someplace authoritative that states that their writing style is tacky. Is there anything like that out there? I would even settle for a blog post somewhere so long as it argues the point well.

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This is probably more a question for writers.se than here. –  coleopterist Oct 1 '12 at 17:00
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Perhaps, but I don't know Swedish –  Nate Zaugg Oct 1 '12 at 17:03
    
hehe! My apologies. I was being lazy :| By .se, I meant .stackexchange.com. I've added in a link for clarity. –  coleopterist Oct 1 '12 at 17:06
    
This question does not have an authoritative answer: it is a matter of opinion and taste. As such it is off topic here. Guidance on how and when to use bolding, underlining, capitalization, etc., will be found in various style guides, and these style guides do not agree. If you would like to find a styleguide with which you agree, google [ powerpoint styleguide ] and pick the one that suits your purpose. –  MετάEd Oct 1 '12 at 17:13
    
Fundamental rule: If everything is important then nothing is important. –  StoneyB Oct 1 '12 at 17:19
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closed as off topic by Carlo_R., simchona Oct 1 '12 at 17:05

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