(a) Capitalize references to specific parts of a document. These include certain common nouns in the singular when they are used in text references with numbers or letters indicating place, position or major division in a sequence. Capitalize a letter following such a term:
(b) Do not capitalize minor subdivisions such as page, note, line, paragraph and verse:
(c) Do not capitalize section when used for part of a law or set of regulations, but capitalize it if it refers to a large subdivision of a report, book or other document:
(d) Do not capitalize words referring to parts of a book when they are used in a general sense, are preceded by modifiers, or are in plural forms:
(e) Capitalize cross-references within a book when they refer to a particular section:
(f) Informal references to chapter and topic titles may be capitalized and written without italics or quotation marks:
His topics included Northern Travel, Survival on the Road, and Basic Maintenance.
See also 1.12 Parts of a book or document.
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