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Maximize the impact and precision of your message! Now in its fourth edition, the Microsoft Manual of Style provides essential guidance to content creators, journalists, technical writers, editors, and everyone else who writes about computer technology. Direct from the Editorial Style Board at Microsoft—you get a comprehensive glossary of both general technology terms and those specific to Microsoft; clear, concise usage and style guidelines with helpful examples and alternatives; guidance on grammar, tone, and voice; and best practices for writing content for the web, optimizing for accessibility, and communicating to a worldwide audience. Fully updated and optimized for ease of use, the Microsoft Manual of Style is designed to help you communicate clearly, consistently, and accurately about technical topics—across a range of audiences and media.

Table of Contents

  1. Microsoft® Manual of Style, Fourth Edition
  2. Foreword
  3. Introduction to the Fourth Edition
    1. What’s inside
    2. How to use this manual
    3. Other references
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. Contact the Microsoft Editorial Board
    6. Errata & book support
    7. We want to hear from you
    8. Stay in touch
  4. 1. General Topics
    1. 1. Microsoft style and voice
      1. Principles of Microsoft style
        1. Consistency
        2. Attitude
        3. Language
        4. Precision
        5. Sentence structure and grammatical choices
        6. Punctuation
        7. Contractions
        8. Colloquialisms and idioms
      2. Bias-free communication
        1. Do not use racial, cultural, sexual, and other stereotypes
        2. Do not use stereotypes of people with disabilities
      3. Anthropomorphism
        1. Words to watch out for
      4. Parallelism
        1. Parallelism in lists
        2. Parallelism in procedures
        3. Parallelism in sentences
    2. 2. Content for the web
      1. Make the right content choices
      2. Text for the web
        1. Make text scannable
        2. Organize your text
        3. Use links—lots of them
      3. Video content for the web
      4. Blogs
      5. Community-provided content
        1. Wikis
      6. Evaluate your content
        1. A/B testing
        2. Task analysis
      7. Help users find your content
        1. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
          1. Keywords
          2. Links
          3. Titles
          4. Descriptions
          5. Tags
        2. Social Media Optimization (SMO)
      8. International considerations for web content
      9. Accessibility considerations for web content
      10. Legal considerations for web content
    3. 3. Content for a worldwide audience
      1. Global English syntax
      2. Machine translation syntax
      3. Terminology and word choice
      4. Technical terms
      5. Jargon
        1. Testing for jargon
      6. Latin and other non-English words
      7. Global art
      8. Examples and scenarios
      9. International currency
      10. Time and place
      11. Names and contact information
      12. Fonts
      13. Web, software, and HTML issues
      14. Legal issues with worldwide content
      15. Additional globalization resources
        1. Print resources
    4. 4. Accessible content
      1. Accessibility guidelines and requirements
      2. Accessible webpages
      3. Accessible writing
      4. Accessible graphics and design
      5. Acceptable terminology
    5. 5. The user interface
      1. Windows user interface
        1. Windows desktop
        2. Desktop access points
        3. Open window
        4. Browser
        5. Webpage
      2. Windows Phone user interface
        1. Start screen and Tiles
        2. Other screen elements
        3. App list
        4. Hub
        5. Menu
        6. Dialog box
        7. Lock screen
        8. Keyboard
      3. User interface elements
        1. User interface terminology
        2. User interface syntax
      4. Ribbons, menus, and toolbars
        1. Ribbons
        2. Ribbon terminology
        3. Menus
        4. Menu terminology
        5. Kinds of menus
        6. Style of menu names and commands
        7. Toolbars
          1. Toolbar Terminology
          2. Kinds of toolbars
          3. Style of toolbar names and buttons
      5. Webpage controls, dialog boxes, and property sheets
        1. Webpage controls
        2. Dialog boxes
        3. Property sheets
      6. Backstage view
        1. How to refer to Backstage view
      7. Control Panel
      8. Messages
        1. Errors
          1. International considerations
        2. Warnings
        3. Confirmations
        4. Notifications
      9. Other user interface elements
        1. Unnamed buttons
      10. Modes of interaction
        1. Gesture
        2. Speech
      11. Mouse terminology
        1. How to refer to the mouse
        2. How to refer to mouse pointers
        3. Which verbs to use to refer to mouse actions
        4. How to document mouse procedures
      12. Key names
        1. Special character names
        2. Names of keyboard “quick access” keys
        3. Keyboard shortcuts
      13. Content for multiple platforms
      14. User interface text
        1. If you only do six things
        2. High-level UI text checklist
      15. User interface formatting
        1. Capitalization
        2. Bold formatting
    6. 6. Procedures and technical content
      1. Procedures
        1. How to format procedures
          1. Multiple-step procedures
          2. Single-step procedures
        2. How to write procedure steps
          1. Folders and icons
          2. Commands
          3. Dialog box options
        3. Right angle brackets for menu items
          1. Accessibility considerations
        4. Document conventions in procedures
        5. Mouse procedures
        6. Keyboard procedures
        7. Pen-computing procedures
        8. Touch procedures
        9. Sensor procedures
        10. Joystick procedures
        11. Multiple input methods and branching within procedures
        12. Supplementary information and text within procedures
      2. Document conventions
      3. Cloud computing style
        1. Cloud terminology
      4. Reference documentation
        1. Standardization and consistency
        2. Reference topic titles
        3. What to include in a reference topic
      5. Code examples
        1. General guidelines
        2. Code formatting and naming guidelines
        3. Code commenting guidelines
        4. Referring to code examples
        5. Additional resources for writing code
      6. Security
      7. Command syntax
      8. File names and extensions
      9. Version identifiers
      10. General guidelines
      11. Out-of-band release terminology
      12. Protocols
      13. XML tag, element, and attribute formatting
        1. Elements vs. tags
        2. Capitalization
        3. Element name formatting
        4. Attribute formatting
        5. Tag and node formatting
        6. Other formatting
      14. HTML tag, element, and attribute formatting
        1. Elements vs. tags
        2. Formatting guidelines
      15. Readme files and release notes
    7. 7. Practical issues of style
      1. Capitalization
        1. Capitalization of feature names and technologies
          1. International considerations
        2. Capitalization of titles and headings
        3. Title capitalization
        4. Capitalization and punctuation
      2. Titles and headings
        1. Title and heading style and conventions
        2. Organizational guidelines
      3. Microsoft in product and service names
      4. Lists
        1. How to punctuate lists
          1. International considerations
        2. Bulleted lists
        3. Numbered lists
        4. Unnumbered single-column and multicolumn lists
          1. International considerations
        5. Term lists
      5. Tables
        1. Accessibility considerations
        2. Capitalization and punctuation
        3. Content
        4. Column headings
          1. International considerations
        5. Formatting
        6. Footnotes
      6. Cross-references
        1. Blind cross-references
        2. Structure and style of cross-references
        3. Format of cross-references
          1. Accessibility considerations
        4. Cross-references in “See also” sections
        5. Cross-references to art
        6. Marginal cross-references
      7. Notes and tips
        1. Notes
        2. Tips
        3. Important notes
        4. Cautions
      8. Numbers
        1. Numerals vs. words
          1. International considerations
        2. Fractions as words and decimals
        3. Ordinal numbers
        4. Commas in numbers
        5. Ranges of numbers
      9. Dates
      10. Phone numbers
        1. International phone numbers
        2. Fictitious phone numbers
      11. Time zones
      12. Measurements and units of measure
        1. Abbreviations of measurements
      13. URLs, addresses
      14. Names of special characters
      15. Art, captions, and callouts
        1. Cross-references to art
        2. When to use captions and callouts
        3. Captions
        4. Callouts
      16. Bibliographies and citations
        1. Citing books and printed articles
        2. Books, general bibliographic style
          1. Books, examples
          2. Printed magazine and journal articles, general bibliographic style
          3. Printed magazine and journal articles, examples
        3. Citing electronic information
          1. CD-ROMs and computer programs, examples
          2. Internet sites, example
          3. Discussion list messages and email, examples
      17. Page layout
        1. Page breaks
        2. Line breaks
        3. Marginal notes
    8. 8. Grammar
      1. Verbs and verb forms
        1. Transitive and intransitive verbs
      2. Agreement
        1. International considerations
          1. International considerations
      3. Voice
        1. International considerations
          1. International considerations
      4. Mood
        1. Indicative mood
        2. Imperative mood
          1. International considerations
        3. Subjunctive mood
      5. Nouns
        1. Plural nouns
          1. International considerations
        2. Possessive nouns
      6. Words ending in -ing
        1. International considerations
          1. International considerations
      7. Prepositions
      8. Prefixes
        1. International considerations
          1. International considerations
      9. Dangling and misplaced modifiers
    9. 9. Punctuation
      1. Periods
      2. Commas
        1. When to use commas
        2. When not to use commas
      3. Apostrophes
      4. Colons
      5. Semicolons
        1. Formatting semicolons
      6. Quotation marks
        1. Placement of quotation marks
      7. Parentheses
      8. Hyphens, hyphenation
      9. Dashes
        1. Em dash
        2. En dash
      10. Ellipses
      11. Slash mark
      12. Formatting punctuation
    10. 10. Indexes and keywords
      1. Indexes
        1. Index entries
        2. Index subentries
        3. Page references
        4. Style and formatting
        5. Capitalization
        6. Plural vs. singular
        7. Prepositions and articles
        8. Verbs
        9. Versus vs. vs.
        10. Cross-references in indexes
        11. Sort order
        12. Order of entries
        13. Special characters
        14. Numeric entries
        15. Alphabetical entries
      2. Keywords and online index entries
        1. Order of entries
        2. Style of indexed keywords
        3. Standardize keywords across products
        4. Merge keywords from multiple files
        5. Cross-references
    11. 11. Acronyms and Other Abbreviations
      1. How to use acronyms and other abbreviations
        1. First mention
        2. Articles and plurals
          1. International considerations
      2. Table of acronyms and other abbreviations
      3. How to use abbreviations of measurements
        1. International considerations
      4. Table of abbreviations of measurements
      5. Process for adopting new acronyms or abbreviations
  5. 2. Usage Dictionary
    1. A. Usage Dictionary
      1. Numbers and symbols
        1. 35mm
        2. 8.5-by-11-inch paper
      2. A
        1. A.M., P.M.
        2. -able, -ible
        3. abort
        4. above
        5. accelerator key
        6. access
        7. access key
        8. access privileges
        9. access rights
        10. accessible
        11. accessory
        12. accounts receivable
        13. achievement
        14. acknowledgment
        15. action bar
        16. action button
        17. actionable
        18. activate
        19. active player, active user
        20. active vs. current
        21. ad hoc
        22. adapter
        23. add
        24. add-in, add-on
        25. adjacent selection
        26. administer
        27. administrator
        28. Administrator program
        29. affect vs. effect
        30. afterward
        31. against
        32. alarm
        33. album
        34. alert
        35. align, aligned on
        36. allow
        37. alpha
        38. alphabetical
        39. alphanumeric
        40. alt text
        41. among vs. between
        42. ampersand (&)
        43. and so on
        44. and/or
        45. antialiasing
        46. antimalware
        47. antispyware
        48. antivirus
        49. app
        50. appears, displays
        51. appendix, appendices
        52. applet
        53. application
        54. application developer
        55. application file
        56. application icon
        57. application window
        58. arabic numerals
        59. argument vs. parameter
        60. arrow
        61. arrow keys
        62. arrow pointer
        63. article
        64. as
        65. as well as
        66. assembly language
        67. assistive
        68. asterisk (*)
        69. at sign (@)
        70. attribute
        71. audiobook
        72. audit trail
        73. author
        74. auto-
      3. B
        1. back end
        2. back up, backup
        3. backbone
        4. backlight
        5. backspace
        6. backtab
        7. backward
        8. badge
        9. base line vs. baseline
        10. baud
        11. because vs. since
        12. beep
        13. below
        14. beta
        15. bi-
        16. big-endian, little-endian
        17. bio
        18. bitmap
        19. bitmask
        20. bitplane
        21. bits per second
        22. bitwise
        23. black box
        24. black hole
        25. blacklist
        26. blank
        27. blog, weblog
        28. blue screen, bluescreen
        29. board
        30. bold
        31. bookmark
        32. Boolean
        33. boot
        34. bootable disk
        35. bot
        36. bottom left, bottom right
        37. bounding outline
        38. box
        39. bps
        40. breakpoint
        41. Briefcase
        42. broadcast
        43. browse
        44. browse vs. find
        45. browser
        46. bug
        47. bug fix
        48. build
        49. bulleted
        50. burn
        51. button
      4. C
        1. C, C++, C#
        2. cable
        3. cabling
        4. cache vs. disk cache
        5. calendar
        6. call back, callback
        7. call out, callout
        8. caller ID
        9. can vs. may
        10. Cancel button
        11. cancel the selection
        12. canceled, canceling
        13. card
        14. carriage return/line feed
        15. carry out vs. run
        16. cascading menu
        17. cascading style sheets
        18. catalog
        19. category axis
        20. caution
        21. CBT
        22. CD
        23. CD case
        24. CD key
        25. cellular
        26. center around
        27. chapter
        28. character set
        29. chart
        30. chat
        31. check
        32. check box
        33. check in
        34. check mark
        35. checked command
        36. child folder
        37. choose
        38. clear
        39. click
        40. clickstream
        41. clickthrough
        42. client
        43. client side
        44. client/server
        45. clip art
        46. Clipboard
        47. close
        48. Close button
        49. cloud
        50. co-
        51. code page
        52. code point
        53. codec
        54. collaborate, collaboration, collaborator
        55. color map
        56. column format
        57. COM
        58. combo box
        59. command
        60. command button
        61. command line
        62. command prompt
        63. communications port
        64. compact disc
        65. CompactFlash
        66. compare to vs. compare with
        67. compile
        68. comprise
        69. computer
        70. Computer icon
        71. connect
        72. console
        73. context menu
        74. context-sensitive
        75. contiguous selection
        76. control
        77. control-menu box
        78. copy
        79. corrupted
        80. country/region
        81. crash
        82. criteria
        83. critical process monitor
        84. critical section object
        85. critical update
        86. current drive
        87. current folder
        88. current window
        89. cursor
        90. cut
        91. cut-and-paste
      5. D
        1. data
        2. data binding
        3. data center vs. datacenter
        4. data modem
        5. data record
        6. database
        7. datagram
        8. datum
        9. deaf or hard of hearing
        10. debug
        11. deceptive software
        12. decrement
        13. default
        14. definition update
        15. defragment
        16. deinstall
        17. delete
        18. demilitarized zone
        19. deprecated
        20. depress
        21. deselect
        22. Designer
        23. desire
        24. desktop
        25. destination
        26. destination disk, destination drive, destination file
        27. device
        28. device driver
        29. dezoom
        30. dialog
        31. dialog box
        32. dial-up
        33. different
        34. dimmed
        35. direction keys
        36. directory
        37. directory icon
        38. disable
        39. disabled
        40. disc
        41. discreet vs. discrete
        42. disjoint selection
        43. disk
        44. disk resource
        45. disk space
        46. diskette
        47. display
        48. display adapter, display driver
        49. DNS
        50. document
        51. domain
        52. done
        53. DOS
        54. dot-com
        55. dotted rectangle
        56. double buffering
        57. double word
        58. double-click, double-clicking
        59. downgrade
        60. downlevel
        61. download
        62. drag
        63. drag-and-drop
        64. drive
        65. drive name
        66. drop-down
        67. DVD
        68. dynamic-link library
        69. dynamic service capacity
      6. E
        1. e.g.
        2. earlier
        3. e-book
        4. e-commerce
        5. edit
        6. Editor
        7. edutainment
        8. e-form
        9. either/or
        10. elastic service capacity
        11. e-learning
        12. ellipsis button
        13. email
        14. embed
        15. enable, enabled
        16. end
        17. end user, end-user
        18. End-User License Agreement
        19. endline
        20. endpoint
        21. ensure
        22. enter
        23. enterprise
        24. entry
        25. entry field
        26. environment variable
        27. erase
        28. et al.
        29. etc.
        30. EULA
        31. euro
        32. e-words
        33. executable file
        34. execute
        35. exit
        36. expand, collapse
        37. expose
        38. extend
        39. extension, file name extension
        40. e-zine, webzine
      7. F
        1. facsimile
        2. fail
        3. FALSE
        4. family
        5. Far East
        6. far-left, far-right
        7. fast key
        8. favorite
        9. fax
        10. feature pack
        11. field
        12. Figure
        13. file
        14. file attributes
        15. file extension
        16. file name
        17. file name extension, extension
        18. finalize
        19. find and replace
        20. finished
        21. firewall
        22. fixed disk
        23. flick
        24. flush
        25. flush to
        26. folder
        27. folder icon
        28. following
        29. font and font style
        30. foobar, fubar
        31. footer
        32. foreground program
        33. format, formatted, formatting
        34. Fortran
        35. fourth-generation language
        36. frameset
        37. friendly name
        38. from
        39. from vs. than
        40. front end, front-end
        41. full file replacement
        42. function
      8. G
        1. G, G byte, Gbyte
        2. gallery
        3. game pad
        4. Gantt chart
        5. garbage collection
        6. gateway
        7. GB
        8. Gbit
        9. general protection fault
        10. GHz
        11. gigabit
        12. gigabyte
        13. gigahertz
        14. given
        15. global
        16. glyph
        17. GP fault
        18. graphic, graphical, graphics
        19. graphics adapter
        20. gray, grayed
        21. graylist
        22. grayscale
        23. greater, better
        24. gridline
        25. group, newsgroup
        26. group box
        27. groupware
        28. grow
      9. H
        1. hack, hacker
        2. half inch
        3. handheld computer
        4. handle
        5. handshake
        6. hang
        7. hard copy
        8. hard disk
        9. hard-coded
        10. hard-of-hearing
        11. hardware
        12. hardwired
        13. he/she
        14. header
        15. heading
        16. hearing-impaired
        17. Help
        18. hexadecimal
        19. hierarchical menu
        20. higher
        21. high-level-language compiler
        22. high-quality
        23. high-resolution
        24. highlight
        25. hint
        26. hi-res
        27. hit
        28. home directory
        29. home page
        30. honeypot
        31. host name
        32. hosted service
        33. hosting provider
        34. hot key
        35. hot link
        36. hot spot, hotspot
        37. hotfix
        38. hover over
        39. how-to vs. how to
        40. HTML
        41. HTTP
        42. Hub
        43. hybrid cloud
        44. hyperlink
      10. I
        1. i.e.
        2. IA-32-based
        3. IA-64-based
        4. I-beam
        5. icon
        6. iconize
        7. if vs. when vs. whether
        8. illegal
        9. image map
        10. imbed
        11. impact
        12. in, into
        13. in order to
        14. inactive, inactive state
        15. inbound
        16. incent
        17. incoming, outgoing
        18. increment
        19. indent, indentation
        20. indenting, outdenting
        21. independent content provider
        22. index, indexes
        23. infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
        24. initialize
        25. initiate
        26. inline
        27. input
        28. input device
        29. input/output
        30. input/output control
        31. insecure
        32. insertion point
        33. inside
        34. install
        35. instant message, IM
        36. instantiate
        37. insure
        38. Intel-based
        39. interface
        40. Internet, intranet, extranet
        41. Internet Connection Sharing
        42. Internet Explorer
        43. Internet service provider
        44. Interrupt
        45. invalid, not valid
        46. inverse video
        47. invoke
        48. IP address
        49. issue
        50. IT as a service (ITaaS)
        51. IT pro
        52. italic
        53. Itanium-based
        54. its vs. it’s
      11. J
        1. Java, JScript, JavaScript
        2. jewel case
        3. join
        4. joystick
        5. jump
        6. justify, justified
      12. K
        1. K, K byte, Kbyte
        2. KB
        3. Kbit
        4. KBps, Kbps
        5. Kerberos protocol
        6. key combination
        7. key sequence
        8. keyboard shortcut
        9. keypad
        10. keypress
        11. keystroke
        12. kHz
        13. kilobit
        14. kilobits per second
        15. kilobyte
        16. kilobytes per second
        17. kilohertz
        18. kludge, kludgy
        19. knowledge base, Knowledge Base
      13. L
        1. label, labeled, labeling
        2. landscape orientation
        3. laptop
        4. later
        5. launch
        6. lay out, laid out, layout
        7. leave
        8. left
        9. left align, left-aligned
        10. left mouse button
        11. left-hand
        12. left-justified
        13. leftmost
        14. legacy
        15. legal
        16. less vs. fewer vs. under
        17. let, lets
        18. leverage
        19. license terms
        20. life cycle
        21. like
        22. -like
        23. line
        24. line feed
        25. link
        26. linking and embedding
        27. list box
        28. load
        29. localhost
        30. lock
        31. lock up
        32. log on, log off, logon, logoff
        33. look at
        34. look up
        35. lo-res
        36. lower
        37. lower left, lower right
        38. lowercase
        39. low-resolution
      14. M
        1. M, M byte, Mbyte
        2. Mac, Macintosh
        3. machine
        4. machine language
        5. Macro Assembler
        6. main document
        7. makefile
        8. malicious code
        9. malicious user
        10. malware, malicious software
        11. management information systems
        12. manipulate
        13. manual
        14. marquee
        15. master/slave
        16. master/subordinate
        17. mathematical
        18. matrix, matrices
        19. maximize
        20. Maximize button
        21. MB
        22. measured service
        23. medium, media
        24. meg
        25. megabit
        26. megabits per second
        27. megabyte
        28. megahertz
        29. member function
        30. memory
        31. memory models
        32. memory-resident
        33. menu item
        34. message (email)
        35. message box
        36. metadata
        37. metafile
        38. MHz
        39. mice
        40. micro-
        41. microprocessor
        42. Microsoft
        43. Microsoft Software License Terms
        44. Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware
        45. midnight
        46. minimize
        47. Minimize button
        48. minus sign (–)
        49. MIP mapping
        50. mission critical, mission-critical
        51. mobile device
        52. mobile phone
        53. monitor
        54. monospace
        55. more than vs. over
        56. mouse over
        57. movable
        58. movement keys
        59. MPEG
        60. MS-DOS
        61. MS-DOS prompt
        62. MS-DOS-based program
        63. multi-
        64. multiple selection
        65. multiplication sign (x)
        66. multitasking
        67. multithreaded
      15. N
        1. n
        2. namespace
        3. nanosecond
        4. native language
        5. natural user interface, NUI
        6. navigate
        7. need
        8. Net
        9. .NET
        10. netbook
        11. network
        12. network adapter
        13. network administrator
        14. network connection
        15. network drive
        16. new line, newline
        17. non-
        18. nonadjacent selection
        19. noncontiguous selection
        20. nonprintable, nonprinting
        21. non-Windows application, non-Windows-based
        22. normal, normally
        23. notebook
        24. notification area
        25. NT
        26. NUL, null, NULL, Null
        27. null-terminated, null-terminating
        28. number sign (#)
        29. numeric
      16. O
        1. object
        2. Object Linking and Embedding
        3. obsolete
        4. of
        5. offline
        6. off-premises, on-premises
        7. okay, OK
        8. on
        9. on the fly
        10. on/off switch
        11. once
        12. online
        13. online Help
        14. on-screen
        15. on-screen keyboard
        16. onto, on to
        17. opcode
        18. open
        19. operating environment, operating system
        20. option, option button
        21. outdent
        22. output
        23. outside
        24. over
        25. overtype
        26. overwrite
      17. P
        1. page
        2. palette
        3. pan
        4. pane
        5. panorama
        6. parameter
        7. parent/child
        8. parenthesis, parentheses
        9. patch
        10. patch management
        11. patching
        12. path
        13. PC
        14. PC Card vs. PCMCIA
        15. p-code
        16. pen
        17. per
        18. percent, percentage
        19. perimeter network
        20. peripheral
        21. permissions
        22. phone
        23. photo
        24. pin
        25. pinch
        26. ping, PING
        27. pipe
        28. pixel
        29. placeholder
        30. plaintext vs. plain text
        31. platform
        32. platform as a service (PaaS)
        33. playlist
        34. Plug and Play
        35. plug-in
        36. point to
        37. pointer
        38. pointing device
        39. pop-up
        40. port
        41. portable computer
        42. portrait orientation
        43. post office vs. postoffice
        44. pound key, pound sign (#)
        45. power cord
        46. power down, power up, power off, power on
        47. power user
        48. pre-
        49. preceding
        50. Preface
        51. press
        52. Press (Microsoft Press)
        53. print, printout
        54. print queue
        55. private cloud, hosted private cloud
        56. privileges
        57. product ID
        58. product key
        59. program file
        60. program vs. application
        61. progress indicator
        62. prohibition sign
        63. prompt
        64. prop
        65. properties
        66. property sheet, property page
        67. protected mode
        68. public cloud
        69. pull quote
        70. pull-down
        71. purge
        72. push button, push-button
        73. push-to-talk
      18. Q
        1. quality
        2. quarter inch
        3. quick key
        4. quit
      19. R
        1. radio button
        2. ragged right
        3. RAM
        4. range selection
        5. re-
        6. read/write
        7. read/write permission
        8. read-only
        9. real-time, real time
        10. reboot
        11. recommend
        12. Recycle Bin
        13. refresh
        14. registry, registry settings
        15. reinitialize
        16. release notes
        17. REM statement
        18. remote
        19. remove
        20. replace
        21. restore
        22. Restore button
        23. restore (SQL Server)
        24. right
        25. right align, right-aligned
        26. right mouse button
        27. right-click
        28. right-hand
        29. rightmost
        30. rights
        31. rip
        32. ROM
        33. root directory
        34. RTFM
        35. running foot, running head
        36. run time, runtime, run-time
        37. run vs. execute
        38. runs vs. runs on
      20. S
        1. (s), (es)
        2. sample vs. preview
        3. save
        4. scale up
        5. scan line
        6. screen
        7. screen resolution
        8. screened subnet
        9. ScreenTip
        10. script, scripting language
        11. scriptlet
        12. scroll
        13. scroll arrow, scroll bar, scroll box
        14. search, search and replace
        15. secondary menu
        16. security patch
        17. security update
        18. select
        19. selection cursor
        20. service-oriented architecture
        21. service pack
        22. set up, setup, Setup
        23. set vs. specify
        24. setting
        25. set-top box
        26. shaded
        27. shell
        28. ship
        29. shortcut
        30. shortcut key
        31. shortcut menu
        32. should vs. must
        33. shut down, shutdown, Shut Down
        34. sign in, sign out, sign on, sign up
        35. simply
        36. site
        37. site map
        38. size
        39. slate
        40. slider
        41. small caps
        42. smart card, Smart Card
        43. smartphone
        44. snap-in
        45. soft copy
        46. software as a service (SaaS)
        47. software-plus-services
        48. software update
        49. sound card
        50. spam
        51. specification
        52. speed key
        53. spelling checker
        54. spider
        55. spin box
        56. split bar
        57. split box
        58. spoofing
        59. spreadsheet
        60. spyware
        61. SQL
        62. SQL Server
        63. stand-alone
        64. start, Start (the menu)
        65. start page
        66. startup, start up
        67. status bar
        68. stop
        69. storage, storage device
        70. stream, streaming
        71. stretch
        72. strike
        73. strikethrough
        74. struct
        75. style sheet
        76. sub-
        77. subaddress
        78. subclass
        79. submenu
        80. Super VGA, SVGA
        81. surf
        82. swipe
        83. switch
        84. symbol
        85. sync
        86. sysop
        87. system
        88. system administrator
        89. system prompt
        90. system software
        91. system tray
      21. T
        1. tab
        2. table of contents
        3. tablet, tablet PC
        4. Taiwan
        5. tap
        6. target disk, target drive, target file
        7. taskbar
        8. TB
        9. telnet, Telnet
        10. terabyte
        11. terminal
        12. terminate
        13. text box
        14. that vs. which
        15. then
        16. thread
        17. three-dimensional, 3-D
        18. Tile, Live Tile
        19. time bomb, timebomb
        20. time stamp
        21. time-out, time out
        22. title bar
        23. titled vs. entitled
        24. toggle
        25. tone
        26. tool
        27. toolbox
        28. toolkit
        29. tooltip
        30. top left, top right
        31. topic
        32. toward
        33. trailing
        34. trojan horse, trojan
        35. TRUE
        36. turn
        37. turn on, turn off
        38. turnkey
        39. tutorial
        40. two-dimensional, 2-D
        41. type vs. enter
      22. U
        1. U.K.
        2. U.S.
        3. un-
        4. unavailable
        5. UNC
        6. uncheck, unmark, unselect
        7. undelete
        8. underline, underscore
        9. undo
        10. uninstall
        11. unprintable
        12. unregister
        13. unwanted software
        14. update
        15. update rollup
        16. upgrade
        17. UPnP
        18. upper left, upper right
        19. uppercase
        20. uppercase and lowercase
        21. upsize
        22. upward
        23. usable
        24. use terms
        25. Usenet
        26. user name
        27. user rights
        28. using vs. by using
        29. using vs. with
        30. utility
        31. utilize
      23. V
        1. value axis
        2. VCR
        3. versus, vs.
        4. VGA
        5. vibration
        6. video adapter
        7. video board
        8. video card
        9. video display
        10. video driver
        11. video game, video-game
        12. viewport
        13. virtual
        14. virtual root
        15. virtual server
        16. virtualize
        17. visit
        18. voice mail
        19. vulnerability
      24. W
        1. W3C
        2. want
        3. we
        4. web
        5. Web Apps
        6. How to refer to the Web Apps
        7. Version numbers
        8. Use of an article
        9. webpage
        10. website
        11. weblication
        12. where
        13. while
        14. whitelist
        15. white paper
        16. white space, white-space
        17. who vs. that
        18. Wi-Fi
        19. wildcard character
        20. window
        21. Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware
        22. Windows 7
        23. Windows Events
        24. Windows Explorer
        25. Windows Installer
        26. Windows NT Server, Windows NT Workstation
        27. Windows Vista
        28. Windows, Windows-based
        29. Winsock
        30. wireframe
        31. want
        32. wizard
        33. word processing
        34. wordwrap, wordwrapping
        35. work area
        36. workgroup
        37. working memory
        38. worksheet
        39. workspace
        40. workstation
        41. World Wide Web
        42. write-only
        43. write-protect, write-protected
        44. WWW
      25. X
        1. x
        2. x86
        3. x-axis
        4. Xbase
        5. x-coordinate
        6. XON/XOF
      26. Y
        1. y-axis
        2. y-coordinate
      27. Z
        1. z-
        2. z-axis
        3. zero, zeros
        4. zero character
        5. ZIP Code
        6. zoom in, zoom out
  6. Index
  7. About the Author
  8. Copyright