Do you highlight actions correctly in your document?
When highlighting items (file names, user commands etc.) be sure to:
- Distinguish the items from the rest of the surrounding text; and
- Be consistent
Use the following rules to highlight items in your document:
|Style||Use this style on||Example|
|Bold text||Menus, commands, dialog box options, file names and paths||To access the application, click **Start|
|UPPER CASE||Code keywords and database elements||Use the INNER JOIN clause in SQL Server to join one table to another.|
|Initial Capitals + Bold||File paths and file names||Now open C:\My Documents\Invoice.doc.|
|Monospace (Courier New font)||Code samples, error messages||You will see the following error: error opening database: database is currently in use.|
Remember: Never underline the text if it isn't a link, as per Do you use underlines only on links?