Keyboard Key Names

Introduce keyboard key names in the correct DITA elements.

Stylistic Guidelines

  • Use abbreviated keyboard key forms
  • Capitalize the first letter of a keyboard key name
    Note: Some publishing scenarios may automatically capitalize entire keyboard key names.
  • Prefer Enter over Return

DITA Guidelines

  • To write about a single keyboard key, use the shortcut element nested in the UI control element
  • To write about keyboard shortcuts, use the he shortcut element nested in the UI control element, and menu cascade element

Examples

Alt

Cmd

To copy the selected text, press Cmd > C .