Style items noted here are exceptions to CMoS or WSU UP to suit WSU Extension publications and maintain consistency, simplicity, and clarity. WSU Extension has specific, professionally designed templates for numbered publications and these dictate basic design parameters such as type face (font) and size, number of columns on a page, placement of page numbers, etc. Authors may have a preference for styling something a certain way and may even believe it is a rule, not style or preference, but WSU Extension templates and branding requirements, as well as this guide, CMoS, and WSU UP style take precedence.

Conflicting style rules specific to various disciplines (such as the International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses) will not be followed because our primary goal is to maintain consistency across the wide range of WSU Extension publications we produce.