Re: Screen captures

Subject: Re: Screen captures
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Jim Shaeffer <jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:40:43 -0800

Looking at this strictly as a user, since my SW documenting experience is mostly in SW as something that operates HW, I like screen captures in printed docs so I can actually read them productively when I'm not in front of a screen with the SW running. Screencaps in online docs that are likely to be consulted while I have the SW up and running are generally a waste of screen real estate, except for images of small areas of a screen that show where to find things in a particularly chaotic UI. Which there are far too many of in the world.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 2/11/2013 9:59 AM, Jim Shaeffer wrote:

In my mumble-mumble years documenting software, the primary value of screen captures has been as signposts to reassure users that they and the documentation are still in synch. Screen captures let users know that they are on the same path as the guide and have not missed a step or been led astray.

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References:
Screen captures: From: Anonymous
Re: Screen captures: From: Jim Shaeffer

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