Re: "usable" screen captures

Subject: Re: "usable" screen captures
From: "Caroline Tabach" <caroline -dot- tabach -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Rob Hudson" <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 14:42:38 +0300

The question is what do you want to do with these screen captures and
why they are in the user guide?
or What is the purpose of all these annotations on one screen capture.
If you are writing procedures i.e. telling people how to do something,
then maybe you need a series of screen captures.
Snagit (which you mentioned) allows you to fade out part of the
screen, in order to emphasize another part of the screen.
Maybe you could use the same capture more than once, each time
annotating or displaying the relevant part of it, since as you said,
many annotations on one screen capture is not useable.

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 6:07 PM, Rob Hudson <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm struggling with "usable" screen captures. I tend to circle and
> annotate screen elements with word bubbles, but those tend to get busy
> fast. I thought about circling and annotating with circled letters, then
> referring to those letters below. Is that more or less useful? How do
> you annotate your screen shots?
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>Caroline Tabach
Technical Writer
e-mail: caroline -dot- tabach -at- gmail -dot- com

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