User interface standards for field labels
Field-label format or special characters
Significance for data entry
Field is required to submit and update the form.
Field label not bold
Field is optional.
|Label followed by an asterisk (*)||Field is Section 508 compliant. For more information about Section 508 requirements, see http://www.section508.gov.|
System-generated value for this field. Typically this field is read-only for the user.
Label followed by a plus sign +
Additional functionality is associated with this field. Typically, you access this functionality by pressing Enter. For example, you might press Enter in a field to access a search dialog box or to perform a search based on the value typed into the field.
For examples of field-label formatting in Incident Management, see the following figure: