Tech Writing - Displaying screenshot that's too wide to fit in WIki web doc.

Stephen Kairys
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Hi,
In a Web application:

I need to take a screenshot of a chart that has so many columns that it flows off the right hand side of the screen. I reduce the Chrome zoom to 67% but then, the individual cells become so small that it would be hard for the reader to understand it.

Would it be considered a proper practice to split the table into two lines, with some clear indication that the 2nd screenshot is merely a continuation of the first?

Thanks.
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Given that the shrunk page renders text too small, splitting the lines into two is about all you can do.  I am not sure it is "best practice" but I am one who needs ordinary size text to read. Tiny text is too hard to read.
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> Would it be considered a proper practice to split the table into two lines, with some clear indication that the 2nd screenshot is merely a continuation of the first?

Yes, imo. I do something similar in the manuals for the software that I develop. For example, here's a verbatim line from one of my User Guides:
That wraps to two lines in this User Guide, but it is on one line in the configuration file.
Regards, Joe
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i wish I could mark both your comments as the "solution", but, alas, I don't think EE will not allow. So, I'll have to retrieve my virtual "scissors" and cut the table in two. :)

Thanks and have a good weekend.
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Thank you.  You CAN mark both as answers.  Open the question, make sure to click on the >> to expand the left column and mark both. I hope you can find it and do that.
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> i wish I could mark both your comments as the "solution", but, alas, I don't think EE will not allow.

It used to be that only one comment could be the Accepted Solution and others could be Assisted Solutions, and the points were split. But EE recently changed that so that any number of comments may be marked as a Solution and each receives the full allotment of points...no more splitting the points! Regards, Joe
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@John - where do I find the >> to expand the left column. I'll try it later, as I'm getting re-immersed in my project...
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> where do I find the >> to expand the left column

ee expand-collapse.png
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OK, both are now marked as a solution; however, I'm not sure if expanding via that >> made any difference. Please advise as to whether you see both tagged as solution. Thanks.
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> Please advise as to whether you see both tagged as solution.

Yep! In fact, three posts are marked as "Asker Certified Solution". Thanks for doing that! John and I both got credit for it. Regards, Joe
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Thank you Stephen for following up and working on this. Very much appreciated.
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Go, team EE! :)

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