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Subject:Re: Quote Marks From:Phil Atkinson <phila -at- INTUITIVE -dot- CO -dot- UK> Date:Fri, 12 Jan 1996 16:10:05 +0000
On Wed, 10 Jan 1996, George Allaman wrote:
> I was taught - and I probably erroneously assumed it was the industry
> standard - that anything you read from the screen should be courier, anything
> you type in or click on should be bold. However, when indicating a single
> key, enclose caps in angle brackets, as in <ENTER> or <CTRL>+<F3>. I was told
> never to capitalize words except in these angle brackets. Italics I thought
> were reserved for introducing new terms.
We use the following conventions:
- Uppercase denotes a filename or directory.
- Boldface (with the exception of headings) denotes either a Window name or
a field, button, list, menu, or menu item.
- Small caps refer to non-alphanumeric keys on the keyboard (such as
- italics refer to glossary terms.
- Non-proportional text denotes data-entry on the part of the user.
I prefer not to discuss right an wrong with these issues but this is our