DocBook: The Definitive Guide

docbook: the definitive guide
By Norman Walsh & Leonard Muellner
1st Edition October 1999
1-56592-580-7, Order Number: 5807
652 pages, $36.95 , Includes CD-ROM

DocBook: The Definitive Guide


GUIMenuItem -- The name of a terminal menu item in a GUI


Mixed Content Model

GUIMenuItem ::= ((#PCDATA|Replaceable|InlineGraphic|InlineMediaObject|IndexTerm|   Accel)+)


Common attributes








Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.

Parameter Entities



GUIMenuItem identifies a terminal selection from a menu in a graphical user interface. In particular, this is distinct from a menu (GUIMenu) and a submenu (GUISubmenu). The distinction between a GUIMenuItem and a GUISubmenu is simply whether or not the selection is terminal or leads to an additional submenu.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. The MoreInfo attribute can help generate a link or query to retrieve additional information.


These elements contain GUIMenuItem: Action, Application, Attribution, BiblioMisc, BridgeHead, Citation, CiteTitle, Command, Comment, ComputerOutput, Database, Emphasis, entry, Filename, ForeignPhrase, FuncParams, FuncSynopsisInfo, Function, GlossSee, GlossSeeAlso, GlossTerm, Hardware, Interface, InterfaceDefinition, KeyCap, LineAnnotation, Link, Literal, LiteralLayout, LoTentry, Member, MenuChoice, MsgAud, OLink, Option, Optional, Para, Parameter, Phrase, Primary, PrimaryIE, ProductName, ProgramListing, Property, Quote, RefDescriptor, RefEntryTitle, RefName, RefPurpose, Screen, ScreenInfo, Secondary, SecondaryIE, See, SeeAlso, SeeAlsoIE, SeeIE, Seg, SegTitle, SimPara, Subtitle, Synopsis, SystemItem, Term, Tertiary, TertiaryIE, Title, TitleAbbrev, ToCback, ToCentry, ToCfront, Trademark, ULink, UserInput.


The following elements occur in GUIMenuItem: Accel, IndexTerm, InlineGraphic, InlineMediaObject, Replaceable.

In some contexts, the following elements are allowed anywhere: BeginPage, IndexTerm.

In some contexts, the following elements are excluded: IndexTerm.



If MoreInfo is set to RefEntry, it implies that a RefEntry exists which further describes the GUIMenuItem.

See Also

Accel, GUIButton, GUIIcon, GUILabel, GUIMenu, GUISubmenu, KeyCap, KeyCode, KeyCombo, KeySym, MenuChoice, MouseButton, Shortcut


<!DOCTYPE para PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN"> <para> You can exit from GNU Emacs with the keyboard shortcut <keycombo><keysym>C-c</keysym><keysym>C-x</keysym></keycombo> or by selecting <guimenuitem>Exit Emacs</> from the <guimenu>Files</> menu. </para>

You can exit from GNU Emacs with the keyboard shortcut C-c-C-x or by selecting Exit Emacs from the Files menu.

For additional examples, see also Accel, Action, GUIMenu, GUISubmenu, MenuChoice, Shortcut.


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DocBook. The Definitive Guide
DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide
ISBN: 0596805020
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 1999
Pages: 412
Authors: Walsh Norman, Richard L. Hamilton

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