RE: format for references to topic headings in online help

Subject: RE: format for references to topic headings in online help
From: "Chinell, David F (GE EntSol, Security)" <David -dot- Chinell -at- GE -dot- com>
To: "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 09:25:02 -0400


We use the Chicago Manual of Style as a base, supplemented by the
Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications.

Chicago says you can set x-refs either italic (not common) or in double

MS MoS agrees with you, that hyperlinks provide enough formatting by
themselves, but they don't address your question specifically. However,
every other example of an x-ref in the manual uses double quotes.

That's what we use.



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