• Subject: RE: Documentation tools
  • From: Joe Giusto <JGiusto@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 12:07:31 -0500

What we do here is Alt + PrintScreen and then Ctrl+V in word or publisher.
This will copy the window that has focus.

Joe Giusto II
Patuxent Publishing Company
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        -----Original Message-----
        From:   jim_anderson@kandkinsurance.com
[SMTP:jim_anderson@kandkinsurance.com]
        Sent:   Friday, January 15, 1999 3:21 PM
        To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
        Subject:        Re: Documentation tools

        Take a look at SNAG-IT (www.snagit.com), best tool I've seen for
putting
        AS/400 screens into Documenation, you can capture an entire Windows
        Desktop, just the emulation session, or just a portion of the
screen.
        Output can be to printer or various file formats (you can also do
scrolling
        captures).

        Jim Anderson







        mcalabro@commsoft.net on 01/15/99 01:43:37 PM

        Please respond to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com

        To:   midrange-l@midrange.com
        cc:    (bcc: Jim Anderson/KKI/US/ICENET)
        Subject:  Re: Documentation tools




        David Gibbs wrote:
        >What tools/product/technology are used
        >for capturing screens on the AS/400 and
        >importing into their documentation (User
        >Guides, etc.)?

        Here's a response from our chief technical writer:

        We use FrameMaker (by Adobe) to produce our manuals.

        For capturing screens, we access the 400 using Client Access.
        And we use a product called PaintShop Pro, by JASC, Inc.
(www.jasc.com). We

        then run it through a (scripted) series of alterations to get it to
be
        black text on white background. The scripting tool we use is called
Image
        Robot (also by JASC). Image Robot is actually like a PSP add-on
product.

        We save all graphics as .gif images and import them by reference
into our
        FrameMaker documents.

        PSP is a reasonably robust graphics tool that is great for capturing
        screens. It costs about $100, which is well worth it.

        There are other strictly screen capture programs out there that are
        cheaper. I prefer PSP because it has additional graphics capability.

        We burn the documentation onto a CD-ROM for distribution.

        Hope this helps!

        Buck Calabro
        CommSoft, Albany, NY
        mailto:mcalabro@commsoft.net
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