Re: Quotation marks around user interface labels

Subject: Re: Quotation marks around user interface labels
From: Ruth Sessions <ruthsessions03051 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:27:30 -0700 (PDT)

In response to Richard's reply below:

That's why I try to keep font usage simple. If you use Palatino for most of your text, then your bold font should be Palatino Bold of the same size, rather than some other font/size in bold. If you need Palatino Bold, then copy the format from text with that format in a typical paragraph and reapply it.

My point is that if you have techniques for working quickly, such as applying a character format by pasting or by using ESC c c, then you don't have to choose to use quotation marks to save time, because applying a font becomes much more efficient than typing quotation marks.

Since many people on the list have said that quotation marks look cluttered and bolding GUI elements makes text easier to read, I'm glad a few of us have been able to point out some tricks to quickly bold text. 

:-)

Ruth 
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From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Ruth Sessions <ruthsessions03051 -at- yahoo -dot- com>; Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>; "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 3:42 PM
Subject: RE: Quotation marks around user interface labels

Ruth Sessions wrote:

> If you are using FrameMaker, you can use the Copy Character Format menu
> item, then just paste that format wherever it's needed using CTRL-V on
> each word. I find this menu/keystroke combination makes quick work of
> bolding or italicizing text.

Caution: This does _not_ copy the character tag at the insertion point (or selected text). It copies the specific formatting at that location, including the underlying paragraph formatting, formatting applied via a char tag, and formatting applied ad hoc (e.g., clicking the Bold button). So that's what gets pasted.

It works OK if the pgfs from which you're copying and to which you're pasting have the same font settings. But if you copy the char format from a body pgf using 11 pt Palatino and you paste it to some text in a table pgf using 9 pt Futura -- well, that text becomes 11 pt Palatino, plus whatever char tag or ad hoc formatting you copied.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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References:
Quotation marks around user interface labels: From: Nancy Allison
RE: Quotation marks around user interface labels: From: Robart, Kay
RE: Quotation marks around user interface labels: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Quotation marks around user interface labels: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Quotation marks around user interface labels: From: Ruth Sessions
RE: Quotation marks around user interface labels: From: Combs, Richard

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