Oftentimes we ask forum users to post a screenshot, but it seems more and more new computer users have no idea how to do that. So I have written a short FAQ entry to explain: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1070933
Please feel free to suggest improvments or clarifications to the topic.
Good stuff, Pat
I might suggest that you edit the document to move the end bit to the beginning. That alerts folks straight away that attachments don't work and sort of sets the stage for explaining why the article is needed to begin with.
Nicely done, Pat!
Suggested additions: Screenshots demonstrating what your words explain. As I'm sure you know, many people don't read carefully, so images are a good alternative.
Also, with some of the Adobe products, such as Photoshop and Premiere Pro, showing the program screen, with certain Panels visible can show in one image, what it might take 10 paragraphs to explain. Just a look at the Image and the Layers Palette/Panel in PS can usually tell the entire story. Same for a Timeline view, with maybe the Clip Selected in the Effects Control Panel.
The adage about "one picture worth 1000 words," is very true here, with but one screen-cap. That is why so many of us request them.
I could not help out that much, without them.
So true, Bill.
LOL, I've seen and mostly agree with the following claim:
If a picture is worth 1,000 words...
A video is worth 1,000 pictures!
Only if it runs 33.33 sec. at 30 FPS...
That's indeed a very good set of instructions.
Just added that link to my Premiere "screen-caps" article. Thank you.
Very good. I have also done similar, and have the article in the Adobe Premiere Elements Tips & Tricks sub-forum: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/592070?tstart=30
When I encounter a newer user, and request a screen-cap, I normally add that link.
Hey Pat, in your 'Windows XP and earlier' section, maybe adding a link to Windows Help & How-to would also be helpful > http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-xp/help/setup/take-a-screen -shot
I would also put a link for Jing - a free tool from TechSmith for XP machines. Print Screen may not be suitable for everybody.
The users should be told to look for Free download button:
Thank you, All; I will do some editing today.
you edit the document to move the end bit to the beginning
That was not a good idea; I moved it back to the end.