Re: Tools statistics

Subject: Re: Tools statistics
From: Shawn C <shawn -at- convergent -dot- io>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:42:37 -0700

>Screen shots are bitmaps.

I was referring to logos and drawings. :-) Get a vector version, rather
than use a bitmap, if possible.

>If getting screen shots in PNG format to look good in both HTML and PDF
output isn't extremely easy (that is, if you have to do any kind of
resizing or conversion),

For screen captures, a best practice would be to use png. Why would you use
anything else?
One of the best Windows based tool available is Gadwin's free screen
capture tool, which allows you to bang-off screen after screen and
automatically serializes them in a designated folder. I set the default
output to .png and I use the resulting images. No easier tool out there
(IMHO).

>Flare has newbugs or design flaws since 7.1.

As well as any other tool. To date (five weeks in), I probably discovered
nearly every bug and design flaw that could affect me... but I am being
honest that I've found a work-around for each of them... thanks, in part,
to the excellent MadCap user community.

>Which, given the incomprehensible passage on the matter in their user
guide, would not surprise me.

Which incomprehensible passage?





On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 2:26 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>wrote:

> Screen shots are bitmaps. If getting screen shots in PNG format to
> look good in both HTML and PDF output isn't extremely easy (that is,
> if you have to do any kind of resizing or conversion), Flare has new
> bugs or design flaws since 7.1.
>
> Which, given the incomprehensible passage on the matter in their user
> guide, would not surprise me.
>
> On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 1:56 PM, Shawn C <shawn -at- convergent -dot- io> wrote:
> > I have MadCap Capture but I haven't learned how to use this tool yet. In
> > the meantime, I am also using other 3rd party tools (i.e. Photoshop and
> > Snagit). I should add that as a best practice for PDF output, use vector
> > images such as .eps or .svg whenever possible.
>
>
--
Shawn Connelly
technical writer
<http://convergent.io> <shawn -at- convergent -dot- io>


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