(2004; 45 pages)
Language, style and presentation
The language and style used for writing local additions or modifications should be clear and provide immediate access to information. The local information inserted should remain concise and relevant to the purpose of the NF. The editorial group should agree on the writing style for the inserted and modified texts (wording of indications, contraindications, adverse effects, dosage statements, etc.); it is desirable to use a writing style similar to that of the WMF to maintain clarity and consistency.
Presentation of local facts in tables or visually appealing figures is useful when making comparisons, whereas for more extensive information text is more suitable. Tabulated information can offer the advantage of quick browsing and location of information by the user and simplified editing and verification of local facts for the editor. In addition, an eye-catching layout with clear titles can help to direct the reader to important local additions in the NF.