On Sun, 2011-06-26 at 19:29 +1000, Jean Hollis Weber wrote:
To summarise, two objective points:
* Some of the colours suggested in this thread should print just fine in
grayscale by Lulu's printers.
* If users print directly from the PDFs, the colours use up a lot more
expensive ink or toner than does gray whether printed in colour or b/w.
And one subjective point:
* Some users will find that the colours make the screenshots look very
unlike what they see, and that may detract from their usefulness in some
cases. This is an untested hypothesis, other than some observation.
AFAIK, no one's answered this question yet: what is the advantage to
users of having colour in the screenshots in the PDFs?
And another thing...
The documentation team is very small. Why spend time replacing hundreds
of otherwise perfectly good (gray) screenshots with ones with colours?
Yes, some screenshots do need replacing because they were taken with
Windows or used a different Linux theme and thus are inconsistent.
It takes time to redo screenshots: not just the time to recapture the
images but to check that they have been correctly done, show what they
are supposed to, are correctly labelled, and so on. Many volunteers do a
poor job with labelling or don't set up the shot so it shows what the
text says it shows. Another round of proofreading is required, by people
who pay close attention, and many don't.
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