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Document Conventions

Infolytik technical publications follow a number of conventions.

Text Conventions

This documentation observes the following text formatting and typographic conventions:

  • The names of buttons, dialog windows, forms, and other UI elements are written in bold, for example: Tableau Explorer,

  • The special terms and text values are written in Italics, for example: workbooks,

  • Items selected on menus are written in bold and separated by a hyphen, for example: File - Open MetaMiner Log,

  • Bulleted (unordered) lists contain items that can be read or executed in any order,

  • Numbered (ordered) lists contain steps that must be performed in the exact sequence, otherwise the results can be unpredictable,

  • Code snippets (written using SQL, script languages, and so on) are formatted like this:

    SELECT lastname, firstname
      FROM my.customer;

    and contain a special icon for copying to clipboard.


You will find the following types of notes throughout this documentation:


A tip provides additional information on a topic or an advice.


A note asks for particular attention to it.


A question displays a popular question and the answer.


A warning describes a very important concept that, if not followed carefully, could result in unwanted or incomplete results.


A danger marks potential risks and instructions how to avoid them.

An arrow > indicates that there is more content that will appear after you click the arrow:

Note with pop-up


More content here.


There are many illustrations inserted in MMTE documentation to help you understand how user interface (UI) looks and works. There are screen-shots of MetaMiner and Tableau windows and diagrams that visualize business processes.

Important areas or UI controls are highlighted with special effects, text, arrows, boxes, and so on, for example:

Sample Screen-shot

To annotate different areas of complex UI elements and/or diagrams, red numbers of this circle design: Digit are used, for example:

Sample Digits

There is a corresponding circle that will be found in complementary text that further describes the item or concept.

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