Tips for Screen Captures for MadCap Flare/Capture

Subject: Tips for Screen Captures for MadCap Flare/Capture
From: "Claudine Chausson" <claudine -dot- chausson -at- sword-fircosoft -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 08:10:31 +0200

Hi everyone,

I'm working on a major project and this is my first in Flare. I'll receive a
training next month but for now, I have to manage on my own.

I'm about to go on with screen captures to illustrate the manual and I need
advice on the settings I have to set in Flare or Capture to have a clean
rendering in the final PDF. I also would like to have the possibility to use
the same images for WebHelp. Are there any settings I have to set beforehand
so I can single-source screen captures as well?

In case it matters, I'm going to have small captures (buttons, icons, .)
usually inline with the text and larger ones (dialogs, parts of screen, .)
which can spread over the full width of the page (exclusion of margins,
approximately 16cm).

In case it matters as well (I know very little about images), I have two
screens: one resolution is 1440 x 900 and the other 1920 x 1080. The
software I'm documenting is usually displayed on the 1920 x 1080 screen.

Thank you very much for your help.



Claudine Chausson

Technical writer

Sword FircoSoft


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