Tech Writing - Hyphenation Question

Hi,

Of the two options below, which is preferable?

  1. Page-level settings
  2. Page level settings.

I'm leaning toward #1 but could be convinced otherwise. :)

Thanks,
Steve
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAsked:
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEConnect With a Mentor DeveloperCommented:
Steve,
There isn't any doubt about this — it is a standard grammatical rule. When two or more words come before a noun that they modify, they must be hypenated — known as a compound adjective. Google that phrase and the truth is out there. :)  Regards, Joe
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Scott CConnect With a Mentor Senior Systems EnginerCommented:
I believe #1 is correct.  It's what I would use in that context.
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Scott.
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
You're welcome...My fiancé' has her masters and is a complete Grammar queen.  I'll run it by her to get her opinion.
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks, everyone!
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
As always, a pleasure!
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
Same here...

BTW...from my Fiancé... "The first option, as it is a compound adjective. Hyphenation prevents confusion."
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Scott,
Definitely a woman you should marry! :)
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
And I will.  On Dec. 9th this year.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Congrats! Best wishes for a happy lifetime together!
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Congratulations, Scott. All the best for a wonderful wedding and many happy years together.
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