RE: "usable" screen captures

Subject: RE: "usable" screen captures
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
To: <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 08:30:13 -0700

An excellent point. Maintenance costs also go way up when you use


-----Original Message-----
From: john -at- garisons -dot- com [mailto:john -at- garisons -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2008 8:21 AM
To: Leonard C. Porrello
Cc: Rob Hudson; techwr-l List
Subject: RE: "usable" screen captures

If translation is at all an issue, try to avoid using callouts as it
requires new screen shots as well as precise labeling, etc. And the
contents are hard to isolate for localization.

Leonord's suggestion is a good one.

John G

> I've used both approaches depending on the complexity of the screen.
> you are writing procedures, you might also consider breaking the
> apart into smaller chunks, using a "big picture" screen shot at the
> of a section and call-out screen shots in the step by step sections.
> Leonard


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"usable" screen captures: From: Rob Hudson
RE: "usable" screen captures: From: Leonard C. Porrello
RE: "usable" screen captures: From: john

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