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.


When writing about numbers that appear in a Splunk product UI, duplicate them exactly as the UI displays. Otherwise, follow these guidelines.

Use numerals when referring to numbers in a range. Use a suitable word, such as "to", "from", or "through", instead of a hyphen between numbers in a range. Indicating a range with a suitable word removes any ambiguity that using a hyphen can create for readers who use screen readers. For more information, see Spell out words and symbols.

It's okay to use a hyphen between numbers where space is a limiting factor, such as in a table or in tight UI spaces.

See the following examples:

  • 50 to 60 GB
  • 9 AM to 5 PM
  • From 1 through 9
Last modified on 11 January, 2024
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Style Guide: current

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