Re: Animated GIFs in documentation

Subject: Re: Animated GIFs in documentation
From: Christine Frank <christinebfrank -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 24 May 2016 21:35:49 -0500

Oh, so good to know, thank you! I have Camtasia on order at the office but
thought there might be a shortcut, and I wanted to be able to resent an
alternative. When everyone was calling them GIFs, I thought there might be
something really simple that I was missing. And also since Ccmatasia has
its own extension, .cmt or something.

It's a government workplace, so things are moving very slowly. It's been
ordered for about 6 weeks now.

Thanks again,

On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 9:31 PM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:

> I cheat. I use Camtasia to record video and export as GIF. I've also used
> GIMP, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Fireworks.
> -T
> On Tuesday, 24 May 2016, Christine Frank <christinebfrank -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
>> How exactly are all of you making these? Just in Acrobat?
>> On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:
>>> If an animation is longer than 10 seconds I would prefer a video. But the
>>> benefit of GIF is that a browser can play them without a plugin. GIF is
>>> "old faithful" in that regard.
>>> -Tony

Christine Frank
Christine Frank & Associates
314 205 2679

This electronic message transmission contains information from Christine
Frank & Associates, that may be proprietary, confidential and/or
privileged. The information is intended only for the use of the
individual(s) or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient,
be aware that any disclosure, copying or distribution or use of the
contents of this information is prohibited. If you have received this
electronic transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately by
replying to the address listed in the "From:" field or call 314-205-2679.
Visit TechWhirl for the latest on content technology, content strategy and content development |


You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @


Previous by Author: Re: integrating authored content with generated API docs
Next by Author: HATT Matrix
Previous by Thread: Re: Animated GIFs in documentation
Next by Thread: Re: Animated GIFs in documentation

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads