RE: Tip for clean screenshot background

Subject: RE: Tip for clean screenshot background
From: "Stuart Rogers" <srogers -at- phoenix-geophysics -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 10:14:18 -0400

Yes, John, you did miss something: the word "need" in the first
sentence, and the subsequent reference to RoboDemo.

I am not taking static screenshots to be imported into a Frame document.
I am building a tutorial that runs a Flash movie in a browser window.
The application I am documenting opens various windows at different
times, and I cannot (and do not want to) resize my capture window
halfway through the process to accommodate them. The reason, as others
have suggested, is that I want to show the relationship between the
windows as they open -- the tutorial is intended to show users *exactly*
what they will see when they run the application.

My tip was therefore directed to others who might have a similar *need*
to capture a region larger than the current window.

Sorry if I wasn't clear at the outset,

Stuart Rogers
Technical Communicator
Phoenix Geophysics Limited
Toronto, ON, Canada
+1 (416) 491-7340 x 325

mailto:srogers -at- phoenix-geophysics -dot- com

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-----Original Message-----
From: bounce-techwr-l-88731 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-88731 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com] On Behalf Of John
Sent: July 10, 2002 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: Tip for clean screenshot background

On Wed, 10 Jul 2002 12:19:01 -0400, while chained to a desk in the
scriptorium, srogers -at- phoenix-geophysics -dot- com ("Stuart Rogers") wrote:

>$To those who need to take screenshots that may take in some of the
>$(potentially) messy Desktop of their PC, may I suggest putting a blank

>$html page in a browser window and removing all extraneous toolbars
>etc. $to create an (almost) completely blank screen as a background.

I must be missing something here.

All you are trying to do here is get a screen shot of whatever
it is you are documenting without any of the surrounding background,

If that's what you are doing, why not use a piece of software like
that does just that? Captures the applicaiton window without capturing

John Fleming
Technical Writer and SAS Programmer
Edmonton, Canada

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