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

Subject: RE: Why use screen shots at all? [WAS Survey: "Screen shots"]
From: bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 08:34:41 -0600

One possible advantage is that they can help users navigate to the appropriate sections quicker. This could be especially helpful for neophyte users who don't know the terminology for the application they are trying to use but are able to flip through a manual to find a picture that looks like what's on their screens.

I used to write automotive manuals for the U.S. Army, and we were not allowed to use *any* articles in our writing in an (misguided, IMO) attempt to save space, but we had to include illustrations of every little washer we mentioned.

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon North [mailto:north -at- synopsys -dot- COM]
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 7:13 AM
Subject: Re: Why use screen shots at all? [WAS Survey: "Screen shots"]

I wish I could cite the source for this (I'll keep looking), but I
read recently that a study suggested that screen shots serve a
purpose even when their content is completely useless.

Collect Royalties, Not Rejection Letters! Tell us your rejection story when you
submit your manuscript to iUniverse Nov. 6 -Dec. 15 and get five free copies of
your book. What are you waiting for?

Have you looked at the new content on TECHWR-L lately?
See and check it out.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: RE: Screenshots of GUI: copyrighted?
Next by Author: RE: best software for web site development
Previous by Thread: Re: Why use screen shots at all? [Research & Practice]
Next by Thread: RE: Why use screen shots at all? [WAS Survey: "Screen shots"]

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

Sponsored Ads