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This guide uses some notations to provide tips and further guidance.

In case of further information that breaks from the current tutorial flow we use a sidebar as such:


Dig deeper into some details that don’t quite fit into the current flow. We use sidebars for things that are an important detour, you can skip them while reading but you might want to come back and read them later.

Here are common conventions for highlighting notes:

This is an important note
This is a helpful tip
This is a general informational note, something interesting but not crucial
This is a warning something we should pay attention to

This convention is used when we refer to a button or a widget to press in the UI. E.g. press the button labeled Press Here.

Quotes are presented as:

This is a quote

— By Author

Bold is used for light emphasis on a specific word or two within a sentence.