Re: Use of screenshots in procedures?

Subject: Re: Use of screenshots in procedures?
From: Wade Courtney <wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 08:27:00 -0700

If you really have to use screen shots, maybe you can trim out the
fluff and make them more focused.

I avoid gratuitous screenshots like the plague.
W

On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 8:16 AM, Dan Goldstein
<DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> wrote:
> "Current thinking" is as illusory as "best practices." But I think most
> of us would agree that the multiple screen captures are pointless,
> unless _your users_ (the only ones who matter) actually prefer having
> them.
>
> In any case, it's not worth getting emotional about. If the boss doesn't
> accept your logic, go gracefully with the screen captures.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Saunders, Ian
> Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 11:08 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Use of screenshots in procedures?
>
> I have to update some software installation procedures, each of which
> contains about a dozen screengrabs of the InstallShield wizard at
> various stages during the process. Are all these graphics really
> necessary? Personally, I think they are way over the top, and turn what
> would be one page of instructions into six pages that simply mimic what
> you will be seeing on the screen as you perform the task.
>
> Before I start screaming and stamping my feet, however, I thought I
> would find out what the current thinking is on this question.
>
> To illustrate (the obvious) or not? That is the question!
>
>
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Use of screenshots in procedures?: From: Saunders, Ian
RE: Use of screenshots in procedures?: From: Dan Goldstein

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