RE: Why use screen shots at all? [WAS Survey: "Screen shots"]

Subject: RE: Why use screen shots at all? [WAS Survey: "Screen shots"]
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 13:21:40 -0000

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11-Dec-01 4:34:48 PM, KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com wrote:
>I got tired of bitmap issues related to screen-caps,

John Cornellier asks:
Why not get rid of the screen caps altogether?
In most printed doc I've seen the screen caps are just fluff, padding. ....
In short, my opinoin is that most screen caps are really there for aesthetic
and marketing reasons. "Make the book look thick ... don't scare the reader
with too much grey text ..."

This is often true, I think. But the reason for using screenshots as illos
then becomes: "Because the people who pay your wages like it." <g> Always a
good reason to do it, providing it's not actually going to make things

Jane Carnall
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my control.


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