Re: Partial Screenshot Indicators

Subject: Re: Partial Screenshot Indicators
From: Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com>
To: 'Lesli Ritchie' <Lesli -dot- Ritchie -at- mediware -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:17:02 -0400

An alternate way of implementing this is the magnifying loupe effect:

This way, you can have the full screenshot, and overlay it with zoomed
in versions of the areas of the screen that are important, or that you
want to draw attention to. This gives the necessary context of location
(where on the screen/in the screenshot they're looking at) and necessary
information (large enough to be readable or otherwise clearly visible).

Hope this helps,


On 10/21/15 12:11 PM, Rick Quatro wrote:
> It may not be worth the effort, but I think of a detailed map in a newspaper
> article that has a thumbnail in one of the corners showing the larger region
> and a rectangle of where the detailed region is located in the larger
> region.
> Rick Quatro
> Carmen Publishing Inc.
> 585-366-4017
> rick -at- frameexpert -dot- com
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> Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 11:45 AM
> To: 'Lesli Ritchie'; 'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'
> Subject: RE: Partial Screenshot Indicators
> I have used the phrase "partial screen shot" in the past.
> Craig
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf
> Of Lesli Ritchie
> Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 10:49 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Partial Screenshot Indicators
> I am creating a User Guide for a software application. Often, a screenshot
> of the full screen is useless, because it's so small in printed
> documentation. I typically don't do this, but only add a partial screenshot
> that highlights the text describing it. Are there any rules for indicating
> that the screenshot is partial? I don't like the look of a jagged edge, but
> wonder what other folks do in this situation.
> Lesli Ritchie
> Instructional Designer - Human and Social Services

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RE: Partial Screenshot Indicators: From: Rick Quatro

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