Re: Re: inline spacing on graphics - Word

Subject: Re: Re: inline spacing on graphics - Word
From: Susan W. Gallagher <sgallagher5 -at- cox -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 18:28:01 -0400


First, Dick is right about how to position the graphic.
When it's inline like that, it's just another character,
a big one! <g>, but just another character, so making it a
subscript is the way to go.

Second, there ain't no such thing as a button without a text
label from the user POV - at least not from this user POV! -
as I always ascribe a verbal cue to a picture button, whether
it has an "official" one or not. In other words, if you don't
give the users a name by which to call the button, they'll
give it one -- and it may not be as nice as the name you'd
give it! <g>

Sometimes you can just echo the tooltip, sometimes you have
to just assign an arbitrary name, but (IMO) you should
always try to call it something and that something should
relate to the button's function in some way.

My two cents.
-Sue Gallagher

> From: Sean Hower <hokumhome -at- freehomepage -dot- com>
> --------------------
> Dick Margulis wrote after providing a solution:
> Far better would be to move the graphic to the margin or mortise it into the edge of the text column...
> --------------------

> Here's a clear explanation of our situation mostly for a further explanation of what you have in mind with the above suggestion. These images are appearing mostly in steps where we're telling the user to click a button that has no text on it. The only way to identify it is visually.
> 2. Click This Unlabled Button <img>.
> How would your suggestion apply to this?


ROBOHELP X5: Featuring Word 2003 support, Content Management, Multi-Author
support, PDF and XML support and much more!

WEBWORKS FINALDRAFT: New! Document review system for Word and FrameMaker
authors. Automatic browser-based drafts with unlimited reviewers. Full
online discussions -- no Web server needed!

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

Previous by Author: Re: Interviews & red flags
Next by Author: RE: Another question I've had for years...
Previous by Thread: Re: inline spacing on graphics - Word
Next by Thread: Re: The End Of Technical Writing Was RE: Re: a different resume red flag

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

Sponsored Ads