This section describes conventions used in the G7 command reference, and in specifying dates in G7.

In command descriptions, angle brackets <> enclose items which must be specified but which vary each time the command is used. The sign | separates arguments or parameters of which one must be chosen. Arguments that are optional and may be omitted are shown in square brackets []. Command abbreviations are shown in parentheses.

When G7 commands are referred to in the text they are in italic, and abbreviation of commands are enclosed in parenthesis. File names and extensions are capitalized. For example: “Many features of the G7 environment are defined in the G.CFG file.” Names of keystrokes or key combinations are enclosed in single quotes. For example: “At the end of a G7 command, hit the ‘Enter’ key for the command line to be processed.” or “Since G7 is a standard Windows program, it can be minimized with ‘Alt-Spacebar’.”

Examples in the text that should be typed verbatim by the user, or snippets of files, are shown in highlighted boxes with Courier font.

In describing menu items, X | Y means first select menu X and then from it select item Y. Where available, accelerator keys are underlined. For example: “To change the appearance of the graph, used the Graph | Settings menu.”

If you don’t know which command does what you want, it may be helpful to search for keywords using the Help files. Open the Help files from the G7 menu, and then click the Search tab or navigate to the Index page to find the keyword.

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