Re: Partial Screenshot Indicators

Subject: Re: Partial Screenshot Indicators
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:31:14 -0400

I've used Rick Q's approach when absolutely necessary, otherwise I make
sure to include some obvious reference point in the partial screenshot,
e.g., the *File* tab in an Office appâjust something so that the doc user
(reader) can know *exactly* where the location is that's being referenced.

Sometimes I've included a zoomed out view, with the close-up view offset
and overlaid on top. With this method I've employed "exploding lines" to
indicate exactly which portion of the screen is being magnified in the
overlay. So further make it visually obvious as to what's going on, I
include a thick white L-shaped border between the zoomed out view and the
overlay close-up.

> Chris

On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 12:11 PM, Rick Quatro <rick -at- rickquatro -dot- com> wrote:

> It may not be worth the effort, but I think of a detailed map in a
> newspaper
> article that has a thumbnail in one of the corners showing the larger
> region
> and a rectangle of where the detailed region is located in the larger
> region.
>
> Rick Quatro
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> I have used the phrase "partial screen shot" in the past.
>
> Craig
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> I am creating a User Guide for a software application. Often, a screenshot
> of the full screen is useless, because it's so small in printed
> documentation. I typically don't do this, but only add a partial screenshot
> that highlights the text describing it. Are there any rules for indicating
> that the screenshot is partial? I don't like the look of a jagged edge, but
> wonder what other folks do in this situation.
>
> Lesli Ritchie
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References:
Partial Screenshot Indicators: From: Lesli Ritchie
RE: Partial Screenshot Indicators: From: Cardimon, Craig
RE: Partial Screenshot Indicators: From: Rick Quatro

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