Do you highlight actions correctly in your document?
  v2.0 Posted at 2/05/2016 6:01 PM by Joanna Feely
​When highlighting items (file names, user commands etc.) be sure to:
  1. Distinguish the items from the rest of the surrounding text; and
  2. 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 | Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk Defragmenter
​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 when it isn't a link as per the rule: Do you use underlines only on links?​

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