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Reviewing posts, there are many variations of traversing menu paths, such as:

Tools->preferences

Tools -> preferences

Tools--->Preferences

Tools >> Preferences

Tools → Preferences

Per consistency, readability, or search engine optimization are there recommended best practices as to the syntax of menu paths in posts?

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See that Tools menu? Click it. Hold the mouse button down, don't hold it down, doesn't matter. See Preferences? Click it. No, not... - ok, see the Tools menu? –  Michael Petrotta Oct 21 '12 at 4:42
    
Do we really need to worry about consistency in this case? Any of the options you list seem just fine. If there is anything unclear about what you see in a specific post, by all means try to improve it. But I don't think this needs all that much discussion. Whether SEO comes into play I don't know. –  Bart Oct 21 '12 at 8:08
    
@Bart Agreed, but interested in syntactic sugar that pops long unwieldy action command sequences from text. I think your comment answers my question. –  Jason Sturges Oct 21 '12 at 8:29

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