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

Subject: RE: Using Auto Screen Shot Tools ~ Are They Helpful?
From: Jill Gallagher <jill -dot- gallagher -at- outlook -dot- com>
To: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:26:26 -0700

The thing is, I'm not creating video at this time for my projects. I'm only creating static screens for these documents. And the people who were so excited about auto screen shot were also talking about creating static screens, not video. I simply don't see the value in creating rapid-fire screen shots as I develop basic Word documents that will be delivered as PDFs to the customer.
Jill

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