Format examples

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To introduce an example in a sentence, use the guidance in the following table:

Guidance Recommended Not recommended
At the end of a sentence, use a comma or an em dash.

Enter a name for the instance, such as my-instance-99.

Enter a name for the instance—for example, my-instance-99.

Enter a name for the instance, for example, my-instance-99.

Enter a name for the instance; for example, my-instance-99.

Enter a name for the instance (for example, my-instance-99).

In the middle of a sentence, use parentheses if the example is short. Otherwise, rewrite the sentence.

Enter a six-digit hex number (for example, 228B22), and then click OK.

Enter a six-digit hex number, such as 228B22, and then click OK.

Enter a six-digit hex number, and then click OK. For example, if you want the color forest green, enter 228B22.

Enter a six-digit hex number (for example, if you want the color forest green, enter 228B22), and then click OK.

For more information, see Parentheses.