Re: Independent study outline: Knowing what I don't know

Subject: Re: Independent study outline: Knowing what I don't know
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 11:53:54 -0700

This looks good. In chapter 7, I'd be sure to spell out the difference
between vector vs. bitmap graphics, and include a discussion regarding
graphics conversion. A mention of open source tools like Gimp, Greenshot
and Pixel Ruler in this section would be useful.

I'd also make certain to discuss graphics scaling, i.e., how to resize a
graphic without distorting it. Here a basic understanding of aspect ratio
might be useful, along with how to use an online calculator to determine
the missing value in a proportion ratio. That is, if the graphic is 5" h x
7" w and the new desired height is 2", what's the new (undistorted) width?

> Chris

On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 11:36 AM, Becca <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> Thank you all for your advice on things I should cover in my independent
> study on document design for technical writers.
> following is the outline I submitted today to my adviser. I'd appreciate
> any feedback and suggestions people might have to make sure I'm covering
> the area of technical documentation design adequately.

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