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.
Avoid using contractions formed from nouns and verbs to show possession, such as "search's". For more information, see Possessives.
Acronyms and initialisms
Example names and domains
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Style Guide: current