1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 13, 2007 9:15 AM by Peter Grainge

    Working with images – Resizing, Add arrow & text boxes etc

    SangyD Level 1
      I am using RH HTML for updating our Web application Help from RoboHelp V3 to V6. It involves lot of images. I found the picture quality good only using Word in the combination of RoboScreenCapture.

      I need to confirm that the method and steps for capturing images using Word & RoboScreenCapture will work reliably for both WebHelp and Printable output in Word. Please review my detailed steps as listed below and give me your suggestions.

      Here are the detailed steps I took for each method:

      Starting with Resize & RoboScreenCapture:
      1. From our Web application I took the screenshot.
      2. I pasted the screenshot in Resize tool and resized it.
      3. Opened the RoboScreenCapture, went back to the Resize tool and by using the Screen Capture Hot key - Cntrl+Shift+R, I captured the region. The captured screen popped up in the RoboScreenCapture tool.
      4. I drew an arrow on the image and the text box and also entered the text in the text box. Then I saved the image in the RoboScreenCapture.
      5. Opened up the RH Html. Opened up the Web Help project file which I am updating and pasted an image in wysiwyg.

      Result
      The image was not very clear looking in wysiwyg.


      In Paint:
      1. From our Web application I took the screenshot.
      2. I pasted the screenshot in Paint, stretch the image form 100% to 80%. The quality of the image reduced dramatically.
      3. Opened the RoboScreenCapture, went back to the Paint and by using the Screen Capture Hot key - Cntrl+Shift+R, I captured the region. The captured screen popped up in the RoboScreenCapture tool.
      4. I drew an arrow on the image and the text box and entered the text in the text box. Then I saved the image in RoboScreenCapture.
      5. Opened up RH Html. Opened up the Web Help project file which I am updating and pasted an image in wysiwyg.

      Result
      The image was not very clear looking in wysiwyg.


      Finally, with Word:
      1. From our Web application I took the screenshot.
      2. I pasted the screenshot in Word, resized it. While in Word I can draw an arrow on the image and the text box and entered the text in the text box.
      3. Opened the RoboScreenCapture, went back to the Word and by using the Screen Capture Hot key - Cntrl+Shift+R, I captured the region. The captured image popped up in the RoboScreenCapture tool. Then I saved the image in RoboScreenCapture.
      4. Opened up RH Html. Opened up the Web Help project file which I am updating and pasted an image in wysiwyg.

      Result
      Nice & Clear