AW: Moire

Subject: AW: Moire
From: "Reng, Winfried" <winfried -dot- reng -at- msi-muenchen -dot- de>
To: 'techwr' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 17:52:42 +0200

Hi Mark,

Thanks for your suggestion. Yours was the very first one that
actually gets rid of the moire effect in scrollbars and doesn´t
attempt to fix it by restricting you to a certain number of
colors or certain dpi values. Perfect.

What others had suggested before and what didn´t work: TrueColor,
256 colors, changing the scrollbars in the screenshot file in
Photoshop (OK, that works - but I´m not keen on fixing each and
every screenshot), using certain dpi values etc.

Does anyone know where these screen settings are stored so that
I could give a copy to my colleagues?



> The moire patterns are caused because the Windows standard screen
> setting uses 3D objects for the scroll bars instead of a solid color.
> To solve the scrollbar moire problem, change your Windows
> color scheme.
> (It doesn't matter what screen capture/graphics program you use.)
> Here are the steps:
> Step 1 Exit the application for which you want to create screen
> captures.
> Step 2 Choose Display icon from the Control Panel.
> Step 3 Choose the Appearance tab.
> Step 4 Select High Contrast White from the Scheme drop-down list box.
> Step 5 Select 3D Objects from the Item drop-down list box.
> Step 6 Select the lighter shade of gray from the color drop-down
> palette to the right of the Item list box.
> Step 7 Change the other screen objects as appropriate to
> make them look
> like the Windows standard settings.
> Step 8 Choose the Save As button to display the Save Scheme
> dialog box.
> Step 9 Type a name for the new color scheme, then choose OK to return
> to the Display Properties dialog box.
> Step 10 Choose OK.
> Step 11 Restart the application for which you want to take screen
> captures and verify that the new color scheme is in effect.
> You may need to reboot in order for the color scheme to fully
> take effect.

Previous by Author: do I break into tech writing?
Next by Author: In Reference to Drug Testing
Previous by Thread: RE: PDF Printing Problem
Next by Thread: Free CueCat Device uses Barcodes to launch web sites

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads