Typography for gui items

Subject: Typography for gui items
From: Richard L Hamilton <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
To: techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:53:02 -0800

Does anyone have any suggestions for typographically distinguishing gui items like buttons or menu items in printed documents?

Right now, we don't distinguish them, but I've got a book that uses them pretty heavily. In addition, many of them in this book are common words that could be confused with their meaning as a word. So, I'm considering doing something typographical to set them apart.

Any ideas?

Best regards,
XML Press
XML for Technical Communicators
hamilton -at- xmlpress -dot- net

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