Formatting conventions highlight information to help you quickly find what you need.
- Bold type style: The names of all dialog boxes, fields, and other controls are set in bold type. For example: “Click OK.”
- References: In descriptions of features, parenthetical references guide you in accessing those features. For example: “The Find/Change dialog box (Edit menu) lets you find and replace text.”
- Arrows: You will often see arrows (>), which map out the menu path to a feature. For example: “Choose Edit > Style Sheets to display the Style Sheets dialog box.”
- Icons: Although many tools and buttons are referenced by name, which you can see by displaying ToolTips, in some cases icons are shown for easy identification. For example, “Click the button on the Measurements palette to center text.”
- Cross-platform issues: This application is quite consistent across operating systems. However, some labels, buttons, key combinations, and other aspects of the application must differ between Mac OS® and Windows® because of user interface conventions or other factors. In such cases, both the Mac OS and Windows versions are presented, separated by a slash, with the Mac OS version presented first. For example, if the Mac OS version of a button is labeled Select, and the Windows version is labeled Browse, you are directed to “Click Select/Browse.” More complex cross-platform differences are mentioned in notes or parenthetical statements.