Re: Partial Screenshot Indicators

Subject: Re: Partial Screenshot Indicators
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2015 09:06:13 +0200

I always crop screen shots. Unless you're documenting an operating
system, there's rarely if ever a situation where it's necessary to
show the whole screen. It's obvious to the user that you're just
showing the relevant bit, so no reason to worry about it.

On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 4:48 PM, Lesli Ritchie
<Lesli -dot- Ritchie -at- mediware -dot- com> wrote:
> 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.
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