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Does anyone support this idea of all caps? Is it something that has
become an archaic style?
From: TechComm Dood [mailto:techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2004 7:58 PM
To: Brian Jennings
Subject: Re: Ctrl+C or CTRL+C
Look down at your keyboard. ;-)
On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 14:26:36 -0700, Brian Jennings
<brianjennings -at- cougarmtn -dot- com> wrote:
> I write the documentation for a software company and also play a role
> in reviewing documentation specs and providing the text that we use in
> the interface. We would like to follow Microsoft to get Microsoft
> certification and we also use the Microsoft Manual of Style for
> Technical Publications as a reference. However, even though everything
> I can find shows the standard to be to have the keys in all caps
> (CTRL+V), all my office programs have the shortcut with initial caps
> and then lower case on the menus in the software. If you are using
> Microsoft Outlook, for example, the File menu has shows the Print
> command shortcut as Ctrl+P instead of CTRL+P.
> Does anyone know why they deviate from there standard here? Is this a
> different standard for all the UI text? I tried to find some
> additional examples other than the software menus but couldn't find
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