RE: Your typographical conventions

Subject: RE: Your typographical conventions
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 16:25:11 -0500

Hi Nancy,

The fewer the better. I use bold for user actions (as you described
them), and sometimes monospace for code. C'est tout.

Brief system messages can be in quotation marks ("I'm sorry Dave, I'm
afraid I can't do that.") Long system messages can be in indented

Field names and window titles can be titled-capped.

The idea of subjecting my readers to a Typographical Conventions
table... ick. LNGT.

-- Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nancy Allison
> Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 4:07 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Your typographical conventions
> I'm working on a docset that will be distributed as PDFs.
> It's about a software application...
> What would you pick out in special fonts?
> I'm leaning toward having only these:
> Titles of documents, and emphasis: italics
> Code and system messages: Monospaced font
> User actions (data entered, menu picks, buttons clicked): bold...

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