Re: Your typographical conventions

Subject: Re: Your typographical conventions
From: Janice Gelb <janice -dot- gelb -at- sun -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2007 11:58:44 +1100

Chinell, David F (GE Indust, Security) wrote:
> When there's a chance of confusing English-like GUI labels with supportive text, either changing the labels to I-caps or setting the label in double quotes is fine with me, provided it's consistent across a product library.

We actually now allow our writers to use initial caps
for GUI labels in running text even if the label in
the GUI itself is not capitalized. We finally decided
that the potential confusion of having the label in
initial capitals in the text but lowercase in the
GUI was probably less than the potential confusion
of trying to read a long lowercase GUI label in a
running text sentence.

-- Janice

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