RE: Edge effect on cropped screenshots?

Subject: RE: Edge effect on cropped screenshots?
From: "Margaret Cekis" <Margaret -dot- Cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "'Di'" <dicorrie -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 19:56:46 -0400

Di asked about "Edge effect on cropped screenshots?":
Di :

I got in the habit of using a 1-pt or 3/4-pt border around screenshots when
I was still documenting mainframe software on Unix and AS400 terminals.
Printers were less sharp, and a fine outline made it easier to see the image
as an image when the background tended to fade away or not be shown on the
contemporary printers. At that time, I just used a dashed line on one or
more edge(s) of the image to indicate that it had been cropped and did not
show the full screen. As I moved to Windows, and to Word and various other
document processing tools, I've continued the practice. Occasionally, if the
dashed line is hard to see onscreen, or on a printed copy, I up the line
width of the dashed line only, not the entire border. I think it is
professional and subtle, but pretty self-evident, and I've had very few
questions and no complaints when I've used it.

Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA


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