RE: User Manual question

Subject: RE: User Manual question
From: "Spreadbury, David" <david -dot- spreadbury -at- tellabs -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 13:30:00 -0500

Your best choice would be the Microsoft Style Guide. They produce most
of the user guides/manuals that you see on a regular basis. You can
download a version from

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[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-195991 -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Lucero,
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 1:13 PM
Subject: User Manual question

When writing a User Manual, throughout, as an example, we are saying:

"Clicking the sign-in button takes you to the _________"
I'm beginning to think that the 'exact name' of one of the application's
buttons ought to be bolded, put in quotes, or something, to make it more
communicative/identifiable in the text.
Is there a style industry standard for this? Thanks,

Peggy Lucero
7915 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA
703 506-8229 ext. 4376


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