Re: Question: graphic file naming

Subject: Re: Question: graphic file naming
From: Brenda Burnett <brendab -at- ESYS -dot- CA>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 1996 10:42:29 -0600

Hi Kim:

Here's what works for me:

1. All buttons are prefixed btn then a contraction of their name
(for example, the delete button is btndel, etc.)

2. All areas are given two letter prefixes again followed by
their specific name. For example, the address book properties
window is called ab_prop, the power search modify window is
called ps_mod. Occasionally I have to drop the "_".

This seems to work well. How do I know? When I go on vacation
anybody who needs to look at or modify my doc can easily find out
how the naming is done and follow suit.

On Thu, 22 Aug 1996 11:44:21 U Redick Kimberly
<redick_kimberly -at- PO -dot- GIS -dot- PRC -dot- COM> wrote:

> Hi !

> Anyone have a graphic naming technique they can lend me? Here's the scenario:

> We are creating large manuals (700+ pages) in MS Word 6.0. They have many screen
> captures (approx. 1 capture per 2 pages) that are saved from a UNIX system in
> either gif or tif format and transfered to a PC.

> To keep our text file sizes down, we do not save the captures within the text
> file. The screen capture files are stored with the text files.

> When we capture the screens from the UNIX system, we must name each screen
> individually (within an 8 character limit).

> Any suggestions on how to systematically assign names?

> Note: We cannot name the screen captures by their figure number because those
> numbers change as our writers develop the manuals.

> Thanks,

> Kim Redick
> redick_kimberly -at- prc -dot- com

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