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STANDARDIZED OCCUPATION & INDUSTRY CODING

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1.4 Conventions Used in This Manual

To help you understand the information we present in this manual, we put certain kinds of information in specific typefaces.

The keys on your computer's keyboard are in small caps:

  • ESC
  • TAB
  • SHIFT
  • CTRL
  • SPACE BAR
  • ENTER
  • LEFT ARROW
  • A
  • B

You must often press more than one key to perform an action. If two keys are joined by a plus sign, hold down the first, and while holding it down, press the second:

  • ALT+BACKSPACE
  • SHIFT+TAB
  • CTRL+F

If keys are to be pressed one after the other, but not simultaneously, they are joined by a comma:

  • TAB, DOWN ARROW
  • LEFT ARROW, ENTER
  • DOWN ARROW, ENTER

What would it mean if the following command appeared in the manual?

  • ALT+F, S

This would mean: First hold down the ALT and the F keys simultaneously, then release them, and then press the S key.

Text that you type is in bold italic:

  • C>soic
  • File Name: yourfile.txt

In these examples, "C>"and "File Name:" are prompts. What you actually type is soic or yourfile.txt.

Note that in many cases, the "text you are to type" is simply an example, which shows the kind of text you should enter. One such example is yourfile.txt-it is an example of a file name, and stands for all the other file names you might need to use while working with the SOIC System.

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