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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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OPENThis word is found at the beginning of paragraphs preceding step-by-step exercises. It draws your attention to practice files you need to open to begin the exercise.
CLOSEThis word is found at the end of the step-by-step exercises. It draws your attention to practice files you need to close to complete the exercise.
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Numbered steps guide you through hands-on exercises in each topic.
A round bullet indicates an exercise that has only one step.

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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 the procedure.
TroubleshootingThese paragraphs tell you how to fix a common problem.

The first time a button is referenced in a topic, a picture of the button and its name appear in the margin.

A plus sign (+) between two key names means that you must press those keys at the same time. For example, “Press

” means that you hold down the

key while you press

.
Black bold charactersThe names of program elements, such as buttons, commands, and dialog boxes, are shown in black bold characters in the steps.
Blue italic charactersTerms that are explained in the glossary at the end of the book are shown in blue italic characters.
Blue bold charactersText that you are supposed to type appears in blue boldface characters in the steps.


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