Numbers, Phone Numbers, Dates, and Time

Use standard formatting for numbers, phone numbers, dates, and times.

Use numerals and ordinals. Spell out numbers when at the beginning of a sentence.

  • Three services are available…
  • Professor Chapman is the 1st UX Librarian at U of I Library.
  • Spell out the numbers one through nine and use numerals for 10 and up.

Use standard formatting for phone numbers.

  • Yes: (217) 333-2290
  • No: 217.333.2290

Use standard formatting for dates and times.

Spell out days of the week and months:

  • Monday, April 18, 2016
  • April 18, 2016
  • April 2016
  • 2016

Don’t use abbreviated date formats:

  • No: 4/18/16

Include a.m. and p.m.:

  • 7:30 a.m.
  • Delete the 00 if the time is on the hour. 5 p.m. NOT 5:00 p.m.