Re: including only part of dialog in screen shot

Subject: Re: including only part of dialog in screen shot
From: Kim Nylander <nylanderk -at- IPIX -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 6 May 1999 11:12:47 -0400

On 5/6/1999 10:52 AM, Shari Scott said:

>What I have done when I needed just a part of a window is to use the eraser
>tool in Paint. I draw a slightly squiggly line and erase above that. The
>result is a "torn" look.

That is a good idea. I have been including a screen shot of the full
screen. I label each portion of the screen with call outs. In the text
explanations of the screen, I have a close-up of that section.

Interesting dicussion.

Kim Nylander

> -----Original Message <snipped>-----
> From: Gilda Spitz [mailto:Gilda_Spitz -at- MARKHAM -dot- LONGVIEW -dot- CA]
> Subject: including only part of dialog in screen shot
>
> But how do you make it clear that you're including a partial
>picture?
>
> I've experimented the spray can tool, but it looks weird.
>For now, we're
> just including a sentence that says " Only the pertinent
>area of ...
> appears in this example", but I'm really not happy with it.
>Sometimes we
> just use the whole picture along with a callout.
>
> What do you folks out there do?



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