Re: Issues with illustrations?

Subject: Re: Issues with illustrations?
From: Jim Jones <han4yu3 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Rick Lippincott <rjl6955 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 15:54:13 -0600

First -- The best way to include text with illustrations allows for
the text blocks to be editable. This method allows both for easy
updating and also for easy translation/localization of the
illustrations in a document.

Sadly not all illustrations are created this way, even today.

Second -- illustrations should be simple and direct.

Jim Jones

Editing and Technical editing

Chinese, German, and Spanish to English

Illustration and Cartooning


On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 3:32 PM, Rick Lippincott <rjl6955 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> This is coming from a hardware point of view. Problems I see are:
> * Too much reliance on photographs. Sure, photos are the easiest to
> produce, but they're also the easiest to goof up. Contrast, focus, and
> exposure all need to be right.
> * No consistency in the way information is called out. Some use index
> numbers tied to a table with the nomenclature, some use nomenclature
> text in the illustration. Those that use text in the illustration can
> become busy and difficult to read.
> * Changes to the subject aren't always updated in the illustrations.
> Object configurations change, but the writers aren't always able to
> capture the changes in doc revisions. Nothing says "I was...
> On 2/5/15, Steven Jong <stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
>> I am collecting information for a presentation at the STC New England
>> regional conference (InterChange). I am going to discuss current best
>> practices and issues with illustrations in technical communication. ..
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