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Conventions Used in This Book

The following typographical conventions are used in this book:


Constant width

Used to indicate command-line computer output, code examples, and registry keys.


Constant width italic

Used to indicate variables in examples and in registry keys. It is also used to indicate variables or user-defined elements within italic text (such as path names or filenames). For instance, in the path \Windows\username, replace username with your name.


Constant width bold

Used to indicate user input in examples.


Constant width italic

Used to indicate replaceable user input in examples.


Italic

Used to introduce new terms and to indicate URLs, variables in text, user-defined files and directories, commands, file extensions, filenames, directory or folder names, and UNC pathnames.


Tip

Tip Title

This is an example of a tip, which gives specific instructions on how to use a given Excel element that the author feels is important and beneficial to the user.



Note

This is an example of a note, which signifies valuable and timesaving information.


Warning

This is an example of a warning, which alerts to a potential pitfall in the program. Warnings can also refer to a procedure that might be dangerous if not carried out in a specific way.



Path Notation

We use a shorthand path notation to show you how to reach a given Outlook or Windows user interface element or option. The path notation is relative to a well-known location. For example, the following path:

Tools Options Edit

means "Open the Tools menu (in Excel), then choose Options, then choose the Edit tab."


Keyboard Shortcuts

When keyboard shortcuts are shown (such as Ctrl-Alt-Del), a hyphen means that the keys must be held down simultaneously, while a plus sign means that the keys should be pressed sequentially.

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