Re: Captions for screen shots

Subject: Re: Captions for screen shots
From: Toni Williams TPG/SG <towilliams -at- PROCYONGROUP -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 08:58:33 -0700

I use the name of the screen; i.e., option 1) as the caption because it
is preceded by a statement such as "Select Cutoff from the Distribution
submenu. The Manual Cutoff screen displays"

Keep passing the open windows. --J. Irving

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Amy G. Peacock [SMTP:apeacock -at- WOLFENET -dot- COM]
> Sent: Thursday, July 02, 1998 3:46 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Captions for screen shots
> I have a doc with a number of screen shots in it. As I was editing it
> last night a thought occurred to me.
> For the captions for screen shots do you prefer to:
> 1) Describe the picture - what it is. As in, The Order Editing Form.
> 2) Describe what it does. As in, "Use the Order Editing form to change
> your order."
> 3) Describe what the user is doing or should do when they see the
> screen shot. As in. As in, "Viewing the Order Editing Form."
> 4) No captions at all.
> Amy Peacock
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> Snohomish, Washington
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