Prompts and window text

Microsoft Dynamics GP uses the following conventions for text that will appear in a window, such as prompts, static text and messages. As a general rule, text in windows shouldn’t contain references to platform–specific objects, since the application may be run in different operating environments.


Words in windows should be spelled out whenever possible. If abbreviations are required, follow these guidelines:



Microsoft Dynamics GP uses the following guidelines for writing alert messages:


Be sure to use punctuation consistently throughout the application.


Note that the word after the hyphen should be capitalized.


Microsoft Dynamics GP uses American English as their interface standard, so international spelling variations may apply. In situations where more than one spelling may be considered correct, follow these conventions:


Verb tenses

Use the present tense, not the past tense.

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