When writing about numbers that appear in a Splunk product UI, duplicate them exactly as the UI displays. Otherwise, follow these guidelines.
Duration of time
Always use a numeral for numbers associated with duration of time. See the following examples:
- Change the default from 6 seconds to 60 seconds.
- Authentication expires after 2 hours.
- The instance remains active for 3 months.
Don't abbreviate units of time, such as seconds, hours, and months, in the documentation. You can abbreviate units of time in a Splunk product UI to save space. See Time in the UI text style guidelines.
Time of day
Always use a number for numbers associated with time of day. See the following example:
- Office hours are from 6 AM to 5 PM.
Use 12-hour time. For full hours, don't include the minutes. Capitalize AM and PM without using punctuation, and precede the time period with a space. See the following examples:
- 6 AM
- 2:30 PM
- 13.00 hours
- 21 30 hours
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Style Guide: current