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

Subject: RE: Using Auto Screen Shot Tools ~ Are They Helpful?
From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- nuot -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:23:23 +0000

For those who are truly obsessed with saving time:

1. Let the app auto-assign names.
2. Batch open the resulting PNGs in Acrobat.
3. Batch OCR.
4. Copy useful text from the OCR'd screencap and resave with that name.

(Hines: And then I add some oatmeal too, and it comes out tasting just like glue, but think of the time I save.)

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Starr
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2015 11:38 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Using Auto Screen Shot Tools ~ Are They Helpful?

I don't see any time savings at all if one has to make a note as to what the image with the autoassigned file name actually shows.

With MS Paint:

1. Launch MS Paint (one time only)
2. In the program you're documenting: {Alt} + {F4} 3. {Alt} + {Tab} to MS Paint 4. {Ctrl} + V 5. {Ctrl} + S 6. Type file name 7. Press {Enter} 8. {Ctrl} + N (create new blank MS Paint document) 9. {Alt} + {Tab} to the program you're documenting 10. Lather, rinse, repeat

I haven't timed it but my experience would indicate that should take about four seconds. If we're in a profession where this process taking four seconds is worthy of criticism, then it's time to apply for a piecework job out on the shop floor. Jill, I'd say your method is better because don't have to take notes if you name the files appropriately immediately.

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References:
Using Auto Screen Shot Tools ~ Are They Helpful?: From: Jill Gallagher
RE: Using Auto Screen Shot Tools ~ Are They Helpful?: From: Janoff, Steven
RE: Using Auto Screen Shot Tools ~ Are They Helpful?: From: Jill Gallagher
Re: Using Auto Screen Shot Tools ~ Are They Helpful?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Using Auto Screen Shot Tools ~ Are They Helpful?: From: Mike Starr

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