Which style to use in this case

Subject: Which style to use in this case
From: "Downing, David" <david -dot- downing -at- Fiserv -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 14:13:36 -0500

Here's a problem I'm probably going to leave for our editor to solve, but I still wonder how you all would solve it. We use one style for buttons and another style for menu options. I need to refer to a command that's available as both a button and a menu option. I want to save repetition by referring to "The Submit button/menu option." Which of the two styles should I use, or should I just use plain body text? Or would you just live with the repetition and say "The Submit button or Submit menu option," to avoid the problem?

David Downing
Senior Technical Writer
Credit Union Solutions
Fiserv
 
 

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