Re: Screen shots and drawn-in circles - tip

Subject: Re: Screen shots and drawn-in circles - tip
From: yehoshua paul <ysp10182 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: al -at- geistarts -dot- com
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:30:10 +0200

I never do anything with graphics in word. If I need to edit a screenshot,
I will do it in PowerPoint, or paint.net, and copy-paste the image into
Word as an image.
I don't trust word as far as graphics are concerned. It is not a graphics
program, and this causes problems.

Yehoshua Paul.

On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Al Geist <al -at- geistarts -dot- com> wrote:

> Editing screenshots in SnagIt is great, unless your material is to be
> translated into different languages. I've found that adding circles, boxes,
> and such is ok, but for callouts, I use numbers and then add a legend
> (using
> Word) below the image. This allows the translation (program or agency) to
> do
> their work without having to have the *.snag files along with the Word
> document.
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> Hi all,
>
> Many of you probably already know this, but I had to figure it out
> recently...I found MS Word horribly buggy when I tried to use its drawing
> tool to put circles into the screen shots...it kept causing the screen
> shots
> to jump to another part of the page! :-b
>
> So now I edit the screen shots in SnagIt or whatever graphics tool I have
> on
> hand, before inserting them into Word.
>
> Thanks for reading.
>
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Screen shots and drawn-in circles - tip: From: Becky . Scott
RE: Screen shots and drawn-in circles - tip: From: Al Geist

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