Published since 1894, the GPO Style Manual is issued under the authority of section 1105 of title 44 of the U.S. Code by the Director of the GPO. The Manual is prepared by the GPO Style Board as a guide to the style and form of federal government publishing. The GPO Style Manual has become a major reference source for professionals involved in the field of federal printing and publishing. Designed to achieve uniform word and type treatment and economy of word use in the form and style of government printing, the Manual has become to be widely recognized by writers and editors within and outside the federal government as one of the most useful resources in the editorial arsenal.