I'm wondering if there is an accepted way to prefix part numbers in technical writing. What I have seen a lot in our documents is:
Reference the test part P/N 12345.
Or in a table or list of parts:
P/N 12345 Test Part
I think the "P/N" takes up too much space, is superfluous, and is just unsightly. I would like to remove all "P/N" and "PN" and just use the number itself, as I believe it should be clear that a part number is being referenced. What I have now is:
Reference the test part (12345).
Most important to me is to be consistent. If anyone believes that the "P/N" is the good and correct way to do things, I'll stick with that.