Using button bitmaps in text

Subject: Using button bitmaps in text
From: Ben <baj357 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 14:12:04 -0700 (PDT)

Hello Everyone.

Has anyone heard about the style guideline that suggests putting button bitmaps on a new line rather than in line? For example:

Click the xyz button.
<button bitmap>

Click the xyz button. <button bitmap>

I have not seen that guideline in the MSFT Style Guide and have no luck with Google. But, I have heard that this guideline makes translation easier, though I'm not sure how.

Also, what if the sentence does not end with the button? For example:

Click the xyz button
<button bitmap>
to open something.

I know I can easily re-write it to put the button at the end, but would I do that every time?

Thanks for your help!

Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include support for Windows Vista & 2007
Microsoft Office, team authoring, plus more.

True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.
Help & Manual is the most powerful authoring tool for technical
documentation. Boost your productivity!

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit

To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.


Previous by Author: RE: list digest feature
Next by Author: RE: seeking auto transcribing for a small meeting
Previous by Thread: It happens to all of us . . .
Next by Thread: RE: Using button bitmaps in text

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads