Hi all! I'm posting this message to three different mailing lists, so
please forgive me if you receive duplicates (or triplicates).
I'm editing a document that has a lot of description of software programs,
files, and the way the programs work. It includes such things as the names
of programs, status codes, names of buttons to press (or click), names of
widgets and gui's, etc. It's in chapter format where each chapter deals
with different issues and has different sets of authors, and as a result,
there is no consistency between the chapters as to how these items appear.
Some have initial caps, some are all caps, some have single quotes around
the items, etc. I have to achieve internal consistency throughout the
Our standard for text is in Times Roman (TeX's version) in 10 pt type. All
program names and files are set in a Courier font. Since this is the first
time we've had a myriad of buttons described, I've typeset these in a small
I guess my question is how to y'all handle these in typsetting? I still
have names of widgets and gui's, and status codes to typeset, and I'm
running out of nice looking ideas to use. Can anyone help me out?
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