Re: Screen Captures

Subject: Re: Screen Captures
From: Becky -dot- Scott -at- dart -dot- biz
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:20:01 -0500

I agree that large screen captures which expand the doc can be annoying.
But no screen capture at all sometimes leaves people feeling lost.

I have used a happy medium that my clients seem to like ... small screen
shots with relevant fields circled. I divide the page into two columns and
put text in one column and accompanying screen shots in the other. That
way people can read uninterrupted text if they want, or they can scan the
screen shots to see what to look for. This makes the screen shots pretty
small but since people are generally looking at the screen when they read
the doc, they don't really need a large version.

One of my clients, which serves state government accounts, adopted this as
their standard layout style.

I have attached an example, if the listserv can display it.

Becky Scott
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