DocBook 5.1: The Definitive Guide  (Version 1.5.3 for DocBook 5.1)


guimenuitem — The name of a terminal menu item in a GUI.


guimenuitem ::= [-]


A guimenuitem identifies a terminal selection from a menu in a graphical user interface. In particular, this is distinct from a menu (guimenu) and a submenu (guisubmenu). The distinction between a guimenuitem and a guisubmenu is simply whether or not the selection is terminal or leads to an additional submenu.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


The following elements occur in guimenuitem: text, abbrev, accel, acronym, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, coref, date, emphasis (db._emphasis), firstterm (db._firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), glossterm (db._glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), quote (db._quote), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.


<article xmlns=''>
<title>Example guimenuitem</title>

<para>You can exit from GNU Emacs with the keyboard shortcut
or by selecting <guimenuitem>Exit Emacs</guimenuitem> from
the <guimenu>Files</guimenu> menu.


You can exit from GNU Emacs with the keyboard shortcut C-c-C-x or by selecting Exit Emacs from the Files menu.