Avoid the use of acronyms, abbreviations, and jargon. If you need to
use acronyms, provide a glossary with the complete meaning.
Use technical terms and abbreviations as they occur on
equipment (example "EMER BST ON")
Capitalize whenever you refer to a switch position(example
Technical phrases rather than jargon (example "Emergency
Jettison Button" instead of "Panic Button")
To emphasize text, use effects such as bold, italics, shadow or change
the font size or color. Red and yellow can be used for emphasis of
small portions of text. You should not use all red or yellow text, even
though it looks
good on a dark background.
You should not use underlined text.
You should not use flashing text unless it is simulating equipment
Use a mixture of upper and lower case letters. Always CAPITALIZE
switch/component names, or follow the terms and abbreviations used on
the equipment. Avoid using capitalization at other times.
Use six or fewer lines of text per screen. Each line should contain
and text box design to make the text appealing.
Be careful in using humor. Humor used in the correct way can maintain
audience interest. You have to know your audience well in order to be
successful without being offensive. The bottom line is to be
professional with your humor if it is used at all.