Re: Using Auto Screen Shot Tools ~ Are They Helpful?

Subject: Re: Using Auto Screen Shot Tools ~ Are They Helpful?
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 16:48:47 -0500

I've used Adobe Captivate to capture step-by-step procedures. Instead of video, it captures screen shots and on-screen activity (mouse movements, clicks, text entry, etc.) and it can also capture voice conversations during the procedure. The advantage of that is that all the screen shots are already done as individual files. You can, however, edit the whole thing, add voice-overs and save it as a video file or a Flash file.

Best Regards,

Mike
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On 4/11/2015 4:03 PM, Tony Chung wrote:

That's what Techsmith's video process suggests. You use the video to get a
sequential process to follow, and export only the individual screen
captures and variants you need. You also have the benefit of the working
process on which to base your written instructions.

I like that Snagit and Faststone capture do both video (with export) and
individual screen shots.

-Tony
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RE: Using Auto Screen Shot Tools ~ Are They Helpful?: From: Jill Gallagher
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