Notational Conventions in EFM

In order to make this Help file more readable, we have adopted some of Microsoft's standard notational conventions and added some of our own. These are used throughout this Help file.

Names of keys on the keyboard The names of keys are spelled out in this manual (for example escape, enter, control) and appear as small bold capital letters. The key caps on your keyboard may abbreviate the names or represent them differently. For example, the escape key is often labeled Esc and the enter and tab keys are often labeled with arrows.
Key combinations A plus sign between two characters indicates that the keys are pressed at the same time. An example is alt+escape to switch between windows.
Comma between key names A comma between key names indicates that the keys are pressed sequentially, pressing and releasing one key before pressing the next key
Direction keys The direction keys are the four pointing keys, labeled with arrows, on your computers keypad. The name of the individual direction key refers to the direction the key points: up, down, right, and left.
Monospace text Monospace text indicates information that you type, as well as file names, path names, and directories, for example, WIN.INI and \GAMRY\FRAMEWORK.EXE
Numbered lists A numbered list is reserved for step-by-step procedures, with the steps always performed sequentially.
Bulleted list The items in a bulleted list are grouped together because they represent similar items. The order of items in the list is not critical.
Hexadecimal numbers Hexadecimal numbers are used for hardware related items such as I/O addresses. The EFM software and this Help file use the C programming language convention: all hexadecimal numbers have a prefix of 0x. For example the default I/O addresses used by a PC4 Potentiostat card are 0x120 through 0x13F.
Bold text Labels and names of dialog boxes are shown in bold type with the accelerator key underlined as shown on the screen, i.e., File.