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"Styles & Scribbles" <sands -at- drizzle -dot- com> wrote in message news:66350 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> I'm looking for *published* information on referring to keyboard
> combinations, specifically on connectors to use (e.g., press CTRL-V to
> paste, press CTRL+V to paste).
If you're writing for Windows users, I'd recommend sticking with
the Windows convention (Ctrl+V) because:
(a) that is what most users will be most familiar with, and
(b) a "plus sign" means "plus" to most people, whereas
hyphens can mean almost anything.
I think these usability considerations override the line-break
considerations -- which wouldn't take long to fix manually.
I imagine that someday there will be a new kind
of sadomasochistic role-playing in which the
technologically adept will pay dominatrices to
treat them like newbies.
-- Dennis Cass (Harper's Magazine, July 2000)