Re: Quotation marks around user interface labels

Subject: Re: Quotation marks around user interface labels
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 14:40:21 -0700

If there's no style guide and I'm left to my own devices, I put
quotation marks only around UI strings that don't have initial caps,
e.g.:

Select Tools > Out of Office Assistant > "Send Out of Office
auto-replies," and click OK.

On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 2:05 PM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:
> Hi, all.
>
> I seem to have lost my bearings about when to use quotation marks. I'm working on release notes that describe fixes to individual check boxes and fields in the user interface.
>
> What would you for a sentence like this:
>
> ---Added a check on Out of Office reply in the Scheduling Conditions section before the Print routine.
>
> I wouldn't use quotation marks or a special font for any of that, would you? Aren't the capitals enough to make it clear that proper names are being used?
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Quotation marks around user interface labels: From: Nancy Allison

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