Help > Conventions

This help file uses the following formatting and typographical conventions:


The » symbol leads you through nested menu items and dialog box options to a final action. The sequence File»Page Setup»Options directs you to pull down the File menu, select the Page Setup item, and select Options from the last dialog box.

This icon denotes a tip, which alerts you to advisory information.

This icon denotes a note, which alerts you to important information.

This icon denotes a caution, which advises you of precautions to take to avoid injury, data loss, or a system crash.


Text in this color denotes a specific platform and indicates that the text following it applies only to that platform.


Bold text denotes items that you must select or click on in the software, such as menu items and dialog box options. Bold text also denotes parameter names, emphasis, or an introduction to a key concept.


Underlined text in this color denotes a link to a help topic, help file, or Web address.


Italic text denotes variables or cross references. This font also denotes text that is a placeholder for a word or value that you must supply.


Text in this font denotes text or characters that you should enter from the keyboard, sections of code, programming examples, and syntax examples. This font is also used for the proper names of disk drives, paths, directories, programs, subprograms, subroutines, device names, functions, operations, variables, filenames, and extensions.