Images can be a great supplement to technical documentation text. As the fiction writers say: Show, don’t tell. However, including images can be a headache for the technical writer. This post explores some of the challenges inherent in handling images in technical documentation. A future post will focus on translating image text.
Including images can be a headache for the technical writer. Thanks to the challenges of translation, your headache can morph into a long-term migrane when the images include text.
1. Just eliminate the text!
The “industry standard” solution is to avoid text in images. At first, this sounds like a wonderful idea. “Don’t write, just (Read more...)
At the meetup, first Neal Kaplan gave a presentation titled “Two great teams that work great together: Bridging the gap between documentation and support”: