[SWEXA.WRK]SWEXA_PREFACE_CONVENTIONS.SDML_INC

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  DECdocument source:
        SWEXA_PREFACE_CONVENTIONS

  Copyright:
        Copyright © 1999 Corpita Pty Ltd
        15 Bedford Street, Collingwood 3066, Australia

  History:
        16-Jan-1999 by Simon L. Jackson
            Initial version

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The following conventions are used in this document:

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<TABLE_SETUP>(2\14)
<TABLE_HEADS>(Conventions\Description)

<TABLE_ROW>(<KEY>(Ctrl/X)\A sequence such as <KEY>(Ctrl/X) indicates that you must hold down
the key labeled <KEY>(Ctrl) while you press another key or a pointing device button.)

<TABLE_ROW>([]\In format descriptions, brackets indicate that whatever is
enclosed is optional; you can select none, one or all of the choices.
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In system prompts indicates the default value which will be assumed if the
Return key is pressed without first entering a value.)

<TABLE_ROW>({}\In format descriptions, braces surround a required choice of
options; you must choose one of the options listed.)

<TABLE_ROW>(<VBAR>\In format descriptions, vertical bars separate the
options. If the options are enclosed in brackets (i.e. []) you can select none,
one or all of the choices. If the options are enclosed in braces (i.e. {}) you
must choose one of the options listed.)

<TABLE_ROW>(()\In system prompts, parenthesis indicate the list of values one of
which may be entered. The values are separated by a forward slash "/")

<TABLE_ROW>(...\An elipsis indicates that a value within a range may be chosen
or a syntax repeated. A range may be indicated by a pair of end values, or an
end value and an end keyword. For example <INTERACTIVE>(Disk quota
(0..unlimited)) indicates that the keyword <INTERACTIVE>(unlimited) may be used
to represent the highest possible disk quota.)

<TABLE_ROW>(<EMPHASIS>(italic text\ITALIC)\Italicized words and letters
indicate that you should substitute a word or value of your choice.)

<TABLE_ROW>(UPPERCASE TEXT\Uppercase letters indicate the name of a command or
routine.)

<TABLE_ROW>(<INTERACTIVE>(<S>(monospace text))\Normal monospace text indicates
system prompts and output.)

<TABLE_ROW>(<INTERACTIVE>(<U>(bold monospace text))\Bold monospace text indicates
user responses to system prompts.)

<TABLE_ROW>(mouse\The term <EMPHASIS>(mouse\ITALIC) is used to refer to any
pointing device such as a mouse, a puck or a stylus.)

<TABLE_ROW>(MB1, MB2, MB3\MB1 indicates the left mouse button, MB2 indicates the
middle mouse button, and MB3 indicates the right mouse button. (The buttons can
be redefined by the user.))

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Unless otherwise noted, all numeric values are represented in decimal notation.