Posted by: episystechpubs | September 3, 2014

Nifty Nuggets: User Interface Font Style

Per the JHA Style Guide for Technical Communication and Training, when creating documentation in Word, PowerPoint, or a similar program, use the following font styles for user interface terms. (For content created in XML, style sheets may allow for more exact user interface definitions and a broader range of styles.)

Use italics for:

  • Screens, windows, and panels
  • SharePoint web parts
  • Wizards
  • Reports
  • System-generated messages

Use bold for:

  • Tabs
  • Menus
  • Options
  • Buttons
  • Fields
  • Entries in a field

Thank you,

Jackie Solano

Technical Writer, Episys Technical Publications


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