Convention for navigation labels in documentation

Subject: Convention for navigation labels in documentation
From: Ron Hearn <rhearn -at- central1 -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:04:10 -0700

Hi all,

Our Product Marketing Manager asked me if there is an industry standard for the font treatment used when describing the names of labels for navigation that exists within a program. For instance, if we were to describe the following:

You'll find this report in Adobe Analytics under Site Metrics > Anomaly Detection.

Should bold, italics or " " marks for Site Metrics > Anomaly Detection?

I generally use bold for the labels, but it would be nice to know if there is a general standard.

Ron Hearn
Documentation Specialist

Central 1 Credit Union
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