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Process for Incorporating Screen Captures in Multi-Language Technical Documentation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028486D
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-17

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Usability studies show that incorporating screen captures of a product’s graphical user interface (GUI) into technical documentation improves the learning process and assists users when completing tasks. The issue of how to include screen captures in products that translate into multiple languages is now a key development concern. The problem is how to portray screen captures in each language, but update them easily as the product changes. This paper offers a solution to this problem by detailing a re-illustrating process using CorelDRAW*.