Typographic Conventions and Elements

Last updated on Dec 26, 2018


Used for the introduction of new terminology, for words being used in a different context, and for placeholder or variable text.


Used for strong emphasis and items that you click, such as buttons.


Used for code examples, command names, options, responses, error messages, and to indicate text that you enter.


In addition to a math symbol, it is used to indicate a submenu. For instance, File > New where you would select the New option from the File menu.


Indicates that text is being omitted for brevity.