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Preface > Conventions used in this book

Conventions used in this book

The following typographical conventions are used in this book:

Constant width

Indicates command-line computer output and code examples.

Constant width italic

Indicates variables in examples and in registry keys. It also indicates variables or user-defined elements within italic text (such as pathnames or filenames). For instance, in the path \Windows\username, replace username with your name.

Constant width bold

Indicates user input in examples.

Constant width bold italic

Indicates replaceable user input in examples.


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

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

This is an example of a warning, which alerts a potential pitfall. 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 Word or Windows user interface element or option. The path notation is relative to a well-known location. For example, the following path:

Start Programs Accessories

means "Open the Start menu, then choose Programs, then choose Accessories."

Keyboard shortcuts

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

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