Re: Consistency with screenshots

Subject: Re: Consistency with screenshots
From: soniaferns2004 -at- gmail -dot- com
To: salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:18:54 -0500

Chris thanks for your input. I didnât think of sizing opening in paint. I will check with different kinds and see what looks best.

Paul, i havenât seen click here for screenshot. Although it reduces space, usability takes a toss.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 14, 2018, at 7:17 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> 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:
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>> 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?
>>
>>
>> Paul Hanson
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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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References:
Consistency with screenshots: From: soniaferns2004
Re: Consistency with screenshots: From: Chris Morton
RE: Consistency with screenshots: From: Paul Hanson
Re: Consistency with screenshots: From: Chris Morton

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