Splunk® Style Guide

Splunk Style Guide

The guidelines in the Splunk Style Guide establish best practices for writing technical documentation. Search docs.splunk.com to find documentation related to Splunk products.


Because Splunk documentation is informal in tone, you can use contractions in the present tense, such as "isn't", "don't", and "can't".

Don't use contractions for the past tense, such as "didn't".

If you can't rewrite a future-tense sentence into present tense, it's okay to use contractions, such as "won't". For more details about tenses, see Be active and present.

Don't put apostrophes in brand names, company names, or products to make them possessive. For more information, see Possessive names and terms.

Last modified on 08 January, 2024
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Style Guide: current

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