Documentation Style and Formatting Conventions
CiviCRM online documentation should follow these general formatting and language conventions as much as possible:
CiviCRM labels - Field labels, clickable links or drop-down list choices that appear on CiviCRM screens are in BOLD, i.e., Click on New Contact.
Internal Links - Mentions of functions covered within the documentation are linked to that topic, i.e., Use.
External Links - Mentions of resources located outside the documentation wiki are linked to that topic and have a green arrow at the end, i.e., Yahoo!
Messages - Informational, error or warning messages are separated from the text using the "quote" function, i.e.:
Fields - most fields requiring input are in bold with a dash and an explanation, like this line.
Boxed Messages - Messages are assigned certain colors of boxes depending on their content:
CAPS - Words in ALL CAPS are used for emphasis, i.e., "File MUST contain contact name"
Home Page - The CiviCRM home page, the one you see when you first open CiviCRM.
Main Page - The main page of any section of CiviCRM, i.e., Main Global Settings page, etc.
dropdown - used for any menu that drops down with additional choices, aka pull-down menus.