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Microsoft® Manual of Style, Fourth Edition by Microsoft Corporation

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Document conventions

Consistent text formatting helps users locate and interpret information easily. The following guidelines present some specific conventions for elements that are not part of the user interface. Use these document conventions both in procedures and in regular text. For the document conventions for user interface elements, see User interface formatting (Chapter 5).

When capitalization style is to follow that of the user interface, consider making an exception for labels in the interface that are all lowercase or all uppercase: Title capitalization is recommended in these instances.

Some elements may not appear here. Consult your project style sheet.

Element

Convention

Example

Attributes

Bold. Capitalization varies.

IfOutputPrecision ...

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