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Microsoft® Manual of Style, Fourth Edition by Microsoft Corporation

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User interface formatting

Consistent text formatting helps users locate and interpret information easily. Nowhere is this more important than in helping users navigate program user interfaces. For user interface elements, follow the capitalization and bold formatting guidelines in the following sections. For formatting conventions of elements that are not part of the user interface, see Document conventions (Chapter 6).

Capitalization

Use the following capitalization guidelines for user interface elements:

  • For menu names, command names, command button names, dialog box titles, and tab names, follow the capitalization of the user interface. If the user interface is inconsistent, use title capitalization.

  • For dialog box and page elements, follow the ...

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