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Document Conventions

Use the following document conventions to help you locate and identify information quickly.

 

Type Style Definition

bold

Specifies names of sections and entries in files following the .ini format, command names, command-line options, any text you must type exactly as it appears, as well as user interface (UI) elements in procedures. For example,

To determine your IP address, type IPconfig, and then press ENTER.

italic

Specifies parameter variables, titles, and definitions. In the case of parameters, you can supply the text for any item shown in italic. For example, filename

Ellipsis (…)

Specifies parameters that can be repeated several times.

Between brackets ([])

Specifies optional items.

Between braces ({}); choices separated by the pipe symbol (|).

Specifies a set of choices from which you must choose only one. For example,

{Even | Odd}

monospace

Specifies code samples and syntax examples.

ALL CAPITALIZED LETTERS

Specifies acronyms and key names.

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