When to bold

Subject: When to bold
From: Susan Arbing <Sarbing -at- ITCCanada -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 15:47:00 -0400

Hi everyone,

I'm in the midst of a discussing about bolding menu commands in

I am writing a manual for a software program. My QA person is suggesting
that I bold the commands. For example, in the step "Click Save" save
would be bolded.

I'm not inclined toward bolding. I think bolding is more useful
intraining materials and tutorials where a user is being introduced to a
product and needs a lot of emphasis and reinforcement.

In the best case scenario, my manuals will only be referred to if people
get stuck.

I'm wonderng what do you all do when it comes to bolding.


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