RE: RE: Screen Capture Software

Subject: RE: RE: Screen Capture Software
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techpubs -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: 22 Jul 2003 20:56:08 GMT

My preferred method (assuming I'm in control of the
illustration formats) is to place a small, recognizable
but not necessarily readable thumbnail of the full GUI
offcenter, and a "zoom-in window" (a circle or rectangle
with an arrow pointing to the location of a feature on the
screen) containing the blowup of the feature. The caption
or accompanying text then describes the action (if any)
necessary to access. One of my pet peeves is having to
decipher user docs that describe SW features and buttons
by name only when those features are accessed by clicking
on buttons that are identified in the GUI only by symbols...

Gene Kim-Eng

------- Original Message -------
Wed, 23 Jul 2003 06:24:11 +1000 Michael West?wrote:

To gild the lily a bit, you can make these look

quite neat and clean by "fading" the edges to white.

This tells the viewer that they are zoomed in on a

small segment of something bigger.


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