28 February 2006
UFC may be formatted to facilitate the automatic generation of the table of contents in
Microsoft Word. The format of a table of contents that has been generated
automatically will differ from the example in this UFC (1-300-01); after it is generated,
format the table of contents to resemble the example as closely as possible.
Introduction. As a minimum, this paragraph presents the purpose and
scope of the UFC. Background information is not mandatory, but include it when such
supplementary information helps the user better understand how to use the UFC.
References. List all publications cited in the UFC, including appendixes,
and any additional publications needed to use the UFC. If the list is longer than one
page, refer the user instead to Appendix A and list all references there (refer to
Technical Requirements. Minimize content in this section by focusing on
requirements only and referencing non government standards. Include all unique
government requirements and exceptions to industry criteria. Follow the controlling
industry standard or code format where applicable. Supporting information and
guidance will be located in Appendix B, Best Practices. Appendix B shall not contain
any additional requirements.
The glossary lists and defines acronyms, abbreviations, and uncommon terms used in
the UFC. A glossary is not mandatory but should be used when the main text would be
complicated if it included a large number of definitions, or when it contains a large
number of acronyms or abbreviations (20 or more). Format the glossary into two
sections--the first for acronyms and abbreviations, the second for terms--each
General Guidelines. Appendixes containing technical guidance should
be written in the same style as the main text (refer to paragraph 2-3). Exception:
Previously published material should retain the original format.
Appendix A. Use Appendix A to list references in alphabetical order.
Generally, include a standard designation, title, publishing date and publisher. Specific
information for different reference types, and the order to present this information, is
provided in the paragraphs below.
If the appendix is several pages, consider breaking the references into categories. For
example, a UFC may use the categories "Government" and "Non-government"; or it
may categorize the references by military agencies: "Air Force," "Army" and "Navy."
Choose categories that break the references into manageable lists that are logical for