RE: Introducing graphics

Subject: RE: Introducing graphics
From: Darren Barefoot <dbarefoot -at- mpsbc -dot- com>
To: "'Karen Field'" <kfield -at- STELLCOM -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 15:26:19 -0800

Hi,

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"
wherever appropriate.

Darren Barefoot
Meridian Project Systems
Manager of Documentation
604-904-0822 ext. 112
dbarefoot -at- mpsbc -dot- com
www.mps.com



-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Field [mailto:kfield -at- STELLCOM -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 1999 3:09 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Introducing graphics


Greetings, gang.

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.)

Any thoughts? TIA






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