Re: Standards on Using Graphics, Screen Captures, Illustrations, What-have-you In Doc

Subject: Re: Standards on Using Graphics, Screen Captures, Illustrations, What-have-you In Doc
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: Fri, 2 Nov 2018 16:07:02 -0400

I thought the MS guide specified whether an SS should appear before or
after its written instruction.

Anyway, I always crop shots so as to focus on the item being discussed.
Sometimes this means overlaying the cropped, enlarged, sectional SS over a
small full screen image that provides context. This is a sort of "exploded
view." I might add guidelines from the corners of the exploded view to
indicate relative positioning.

Other times I might simply crop the fullscreen image so as to focus the
reader's attention on a particular location.

I always attempted to keep each SS proportionately sized with respect to
one another.

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On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 3:59 PM Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
wrote:

> That doesn't say anything about screen shots except that "screenshot"
> is one word.
>
> The old Microsoft Press style guide doesn't, either, except to note a
> couple of document types where screen shots might be appropriate.
>
> On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 12:49 PM Chris Morton <chris -at- isntthatwrite -dot- com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Maybe https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/style-guide/welcome/oking for
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Standards on Using Graphics, Screen Captures, Illustrations, What-have-you In Doc: From: Carter Campbell
Re: Standards on Using Graphics, Screen Captures, Illustrations, What-have-you In Doc: From: Chris Morton
Re: Standards on Using Graphics, Screen Captures, Illustrations, What-have-you In Doc: From: Robert Lauriston

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