Re: Inline key symbols in text

Subject: Re: Inline key symbols in text
From: Mike Starr <mikestarr-techwr-l -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: 'techwr-l List' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:23:21 -0500

It might be worth considering creating special bullet styles with the most common keycap images; that way the image is out there in the hanging indent and doesn't interfere with line spacing in multi-line paragraphs.

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Chinell, David F (GE EntSol, Security) wrote:
> What are your thoughts on using keycap symbols (not keyboards, but
> operating controls on an electronic device, for example a tape recorder)
> inline in body text, rather than using English names of the keys?
>
> My biggest objection is the possibility of disrupting the leading of
> text in a way that impedes reading.
>
> Any other ideas?
>
> Bear
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Follow-Ups:

References:
text in tables -- smaller than or same size as regular body text: From: Milan Davidovic
RE: text in tables -- smaller than or same size as regular body text: From: Combs, Richard
Inline key symbols in text: From: Chinell, David F (GE EntSol, Security)

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