This section describes a collection of uniform styles throughout the manual. The conventions used in this manual are as follows:
The GUI convention styles are intended to mimic the appearance of the GUI. In general, the objective is to use the non-hover appearance, so a user can visually scan the GUI to find something that looks like the instruction in the manual.
A shadow indicates a clickable GUI component.
The manual also includes styles related to text, keyboard commands and coding to indicate different entities, such as classes, or methods. They don’t correspond to any actual appearance.
Lines of code are indicated by a fixed-width font
This indicates that on Linux, Unix and Windows platforms, click the File menu option first, then Quit from the dropdown menu, while on Macintosh OSX platforms, click the QGIS menu option first, then Quit from the dropdown menu. Larger amounts of text may be formatted as a list:
or as paragraphs.
Screenshots that appear throughout the user guide have been created on different platforms; the platform is indicated by the platform-specific icon at the end of the figure caption.