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Actually, unless the image is critical to the description that goes with it,
we don't use any referential or introductory text. Given the frequency with
which we single-source, we're never sure if we're always going to use a
given screenshot with the text. However, we always use "following" instead
of "above" or "below" and generally we'll say "diagram" or "screen shot"
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From: Karen Field [mailto:kfield -at- STELLCOM -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 1999 3:09 PM
Subject: Introducing graphics
How do you introduce graphics in your manuals? For example, in procedures,
do you write, "[Do this], and then click Save, as shown in the following
image"? Do you use the "image" or "graphic" or "illustration"? (I deal with
screenshots of software programs and Web apps.)