Re: Consistency with screenshots

Subject: Re: Consistency with screenshots
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: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:17:27 -0400

I was doing layout long before I'd given thought to translation. Given
that, I modeled earlier efforts after what I had learned from a purely
composition standpoint. I had screenshots wherever it made sense to place
them in relation to corresponding wrapped text.

But I'm working on health/medical-related IFUs destined for a global
audience. Like it or not, it means centered inline images for the most
part. Or images placed within borderless tables.

Compare:

Click the right mouse button
Klicken Sie mit der rechten Maustaste

This is a simple example, but it illustrates how my former word-wrap method
doesn't cut it given a global audience.

Please chime in if you have creative ideas as to how to address this
problem. I prefer aesthetics, but a user manual isn't any good unless it
actually *helps* readers.




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On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 7:25 AM, Paul Hanson <twer_lists_all -at- hotmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> Related to the size of screenshots, does anyone have any references that
> helped you decide where the screenshots should be placed? I've seen Word
> documents in a two column format: the left column is the text and the right
> column is the screenshot. I've also seen screenshots in a drop-down with
> the text "Click here to view a screenshot..." to layer the information on
> the page.
>
> Any thoughts or references regarding these strategies?
>
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> It varies. But the key is make all screenshots have the same size relative
> to one another. <snip>
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Consistency with screenshots: From: soniaferns2004
Re: Consistency with screenshots: From: Chris Morton
RE: Consistency with screenshots: From: Paul Hanson

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