John Wilcox wrote: > This came up as a possible style standards issue here. Please reply > off-list, and I'll summarize the results next week. Thanks for your > time! > > A. Click the B and I buttons, or press Ctrl+B and Ctrl+I. > B. Select Bold and Emphasis from the Character Catalog.
Or: C: Create special character formats that indicate the purpose or meaning of the text (rather than their intended appearance) and apply them. Taking DocBook as my model, I've created GUILabel, GUIButton, and GUIMenu formats -- all bold. Similarly, UserInput and Filename are both Courier New italic. Doing it this way, I can change my mind about how I want to display these inline text elements without having to reapply character formats throughout the document. The same applies to single-sourcing. I might want to render elements that are formatted the same way in print differently in HTML. Yes, this means I have more character formats than I might otherwise have. No, I'm not using Structure. :-) Andrew Becraft Senior Technical Writer Singlestep Technologies, Seattle