Re: Rant: Giving up on XML

Subject: Re: Rant: Giving up on XML
From: eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
To: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 09:37:36 -0500

"Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote on 03/16/2007 03:30:48

> Pardon the late reply :(
> > What tool chain?
> As you pointed out in your impassioned comment on our lack of
> understanding - the front end doesn't matter
Did I say that? I certainly don't think I did. Front end is an important
part of the tool chain.

> > What effect similar to Word/Frame?
> Link in a screenshot or other image, use Drawing tools to put in a
> callout or an arrow and textbox label to identify an area on the
> image.

Totally linked to tool chain. You seem to want to have an graphics editor
integrated with your authoring tool. If you wanted to have overlays like
Word or FM,where the underlying image is used as-is elsewhere, then that
would be more complicated. But it's all down to the authoring and graphics
tool, and rendering tool (can the rendering tool overlay the callout
information over the other image.

> > How are your illustrations produced?
> PrintScreen >> GIMP >> Save as PNG

So, if nothing else is possible add your callouts using GIMP.

Eric L. Dunn
Senior Technical Writer


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