Abbreviations

Don’t use common abbreviations, such as a.k.a., e.g., etc., and i.e., in documentation and UI text. Instead, use precise language and state what you mean. See the Usage dictionary for terms to use instead of abbreviations.

Write abbreviations for keyboard shortcuts using initial capitalization, plus ( + ) signs, no spaces, and no periods.

Correct
Ctrl+Alt+Del
Incorrect
Ctrl – alt – del
Ctrl + Alt + Del

It’s okay to abbreviate a unit of measurement in text. See Measurements.

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