Tips, Notes, and Cautions

Use tips, notes, and cautions to highlight important information. The following summarizes the differences between tips, notes, and cautions:


Provides practical but non-essential information that is related to the current discussion. A tip usually describes an alternative method of performing a function. For example:

You can also use the Menu Editor to create a custom menu.


Provides important information that is related to the current discussion but is not imperative. For example:

A window can only be in one window group at a time.


Provides mandatory information that the user needs to know to protect the user from personal injury or from damaging hardware or software. For example:

Irreversible destruction can occur to data or the operating system. Follow the instructions carefully.