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Conventions and Features Used in This Book

Conventions and Features Used in This Book

This book uses special text and design conventions to make it easier for you to find the information you need.

Text Conventions

ConventionMeaning
Abbreviated menu commandsFor your convenience, this book uses abbreviated menu commands. For example, “Choose Tools, Track Changes, Highlight Changes” means that you should click the Tools menu, point to Track Changes, and select the Highlight Changes command.
Boldface typeBoldface type is used to indicate text that you enter or type.
Initial Capital LettersThe first letters of the names of menus, dialog boxes, dialog box elements, and commands are capitalized. Example: the Save As dialog box.
Italicized typeItalicized type is used to indicate new terms.
Plus sign (+) in textKeyboard shortcuts are indicated by a plus sign (+) separating two key names. For example, Ctrl+Alt+Delete means that you press the Ctrl, Alt, and Delete keys at the same time.


Design Conventions

This text identifies a new or significantly updated feature in this version of the software.

InsideOut tips

These are the book’s signature tips. In these tips, you’ll find get the straight scoop on what’s going on with the software—inside information on why a feature works the way it does. You’ll also find handy workarounds to deal with some of these software problems.


Tip

Tips provide helpful hints, timesaving tricks, or alternative procedures related to the task being discussed.


Troubleshooting sidebars

Look for these sidebars to find solutions to common problems you might encounter. Troubleshooting sidebars appear next to related information in the chapters. You can also use the Troubleshooting Topics index at the back of the book to look up problems by topic.


Cross-References

Cross-references point you to other locations in the book that offer additional information on the topic being discussed.


On the CD

This icon indicates sample files or text found on the companion CD.



Caution

Cautions identify potential problems that you should look out for when you’re completing a task or problems that you must address before you can complete a task.


Note

Notes offer additional information related to the task being discussed.


Sidebars

The sidebars sprinkled throughout these chapters provide ancillary information on the topic being discussed. Go to sidebars to learn more about the technology or a feature.


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