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Conventions and Features

Conventions and Features

You can save time when you use this book by understanding how the Step by Step series shows special instructions, keys to press, buttons to click, and so on.

ConventionMeaning
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BE SURE TOThese words are found at the beginning of paragraphs preceding or following step-by-step exercises. They point out items you should check or actions you should carry out either before beginning an exercise or after completing an exercise.
USE OPENThese words are found at the beginning of paragraphs preceding step-by-step exercises. They draw your attention to practice files that you’ll need to use in the exercise.
CLOSEThis word is found at the beginning of paragraphs following step-by-step exercises. They give instructions for closing open files or programs before moving on to another topic.
1 2Numbered steps guide you through hands-on exercises in each topic.
A round bullet indicates an exercise that has only one step.
TroubleshootingThese paragraphs show you how to fix a common problem that might prevent you from continuing with the exercise.
TipThese paragraphs provide a helpful hint or shortcut that makes working through a task easier.
ImportantThese paragraphs point out information that you need to know to complete a procedure.
The first time you are told to click a button in an exercise, a picture of the button appears in the left margin. If the name of the button does not appear on the button itself, the name appears under the picture.
A plus sign (+) between two key names means that you must hold down the first key while you press the second key. For example, “press ” means “hold down the key while you press the key.”
Black bold charactersIn steps, the names of program elements, such as buttons, commands, and dialog boxes, are shown in black bold characters.
Blue bold charactersAnything you are supposed to type appears in blue bold characters.
Blue italic charactersTerms that are explained in the glossary at the end of the book are shown in blue italic characters.


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