If I were you, I'd provide a set of directories, one for each
language, each containing a set of graphics with the same name so FM
can just pull them in without modification. Then the translators would
just plug in the correct directory, or you would only provide the
correct one initially.

Unless the screen change size a great deal based on the text content,
I would just match whatever DPI you're already using. I usually use
200 or 240 in Snagit, but have gone down as far as 166 -- depends if
you're delivering print and/or PDFs, or oneline help, or something
else -- in general though, you can always scale down; you can't always
(successfully) scale up.


Art Campbell
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On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 7:03 AM, Andersen, Verner Engell VEA
<verner.andersen at radiometer.dk> wrote:
> My English manual with 300+ screen shots is now going to be updated and
> then translated into 6 languages. The screen shots are to be localized.
> I use SnagIt 7.2.3.
> I plan to give them my English manual with the English screen shots as
> links. The idea is that they replace the English screen shots with the
> localised ones.
> I realize that I may help the translators in different ways, so that it
> is easier for them to get the screen shots into Framemaker without
> having to rescale them.
> Maybe I should have 2 or 3 standard. dpi settings for imported graphics?
> Which ones do you suggest?
> For some screens I have minimized the application window before I take
> the screen shot in order to display all screen texts in a readable way
> in Framemaker.
> What are your guidelines for translators who are to take screen shots?
> What are you guidelines for importing screen shots into Framemaker?
> Med venlig hilsen - Best regards
> Verner Andersen
> Technical Writer
> Radiometer Medical ApS
> Phone +45 3827 3612
> Fax +45 3827 2727
> verner.andersen at radiometer.dk
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