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Subject:Re: Using button bitmaps in text From:Writers Book Mall <steve -at- writersbookmall -dot- com> To:baj357 -at- gmail -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Fri, 31 Aug 2007 14:46:07 -0700 (PDT)
You might instead put the bitmap in the margin. That
way, your text flows, and line spacing doesn't get
--- Ben <baj357 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> 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!
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