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.

Trademark attribution

When you write Splunk docs, don't add trademark attribution for Splunk products. Splunk trademarked items are in the footer of the splunk.com webpage.

Referring to Splunk

Use Splunk as a noun if you mean the company. Don't use Splunk as a verb. You can use Splunk as an adjective. For example, "Search your data using Splunk software." See Splunk product terminology to follow the appropriate product terminology in your writing.

Referring to any trademarked term

Don't use an apostrophe to make product names, company names, or trademarked terms possessive or plural. Don't add trademark attribution to third-party companies or product names. Incorrect use can dilute trademarks or registered trademarks. See the following examples:

Do this Don't do this
The use of the Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL) The use of Splunk's Search Processing Language (SPL)
Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services (AWS™)

For acceptable uses of apostrophes in your writing, see Apostrophe. For more information on writing about third-party products, see Referring to third-party companies and products.

Last modified on 24 January, 2024
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Style Guide: current

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