Common Desktop Environment: Style Guide and Certification Checklist

Guidelines for Common Print Dialog Functions

Applications are expected to provide many different types of printing functions and capabilities. This section provides guidelines for the most commonly used types of print options so that appearance and behavior for these items is consistent across applications. These common items are grouped into a common area that is located in the top portion of the print dialog. Figure 7-5 shows a typical print dialog. The common area is the area above the separator line.

Figure 7-5 A basic print dialog. box


The common area contains the following components: