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The method I employ for labeling screen captures is typically including a descriptive term used in the dialog-box title, submenu command, or whatever.


On 12/23/2011 4:30 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Yes, i think Fig1 etc is not much more descriptive.  I'm guessing that Hazel really meant something more along the 
lines of "SaveAs-dialogue" or "ChartCreate1" or whatever
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Fri, 23/12/11, Gary Schnabl<>  wrote:

From: Gary Schnabl<>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-documentation] A suggestion about graphics
Date: Friday, 23 December, 2011, 20:38

On 12/23/2011 12:47 PM, Hazel Russman wrote:
In several user guides, we advise users to give their graphics useful names rather than sticking 
with the default Graphic1, etc. Yet we don't follow this advice ourselves!

If graphics were given easily recognisable names (for example numbered graphics being called Fig1, Fig2, 
etc., and inline graphics things like FooIcon), then it would be much easier to handle the "disappearing 
graphics" problem. The initial .odt file could be copied and unzipped, and if any graphics were not 
shown in Writer, they could be retrieved from the graphics subdirectory and displayed alongside with a simple 
display program like xv, feh or eog. This would make editing/proofing much easier.

Even if the file was actually stripped of graphics on saving (as shown by a drastic reduction in 
its size), the graphics themselves would be safe and could be zipped and uploaded along with the 
text file.
One obvious problem with naming graphics Figx is that an addition or deletion or rearrangement of 
them will alter the numbering somewhat.



Gary Schnabl
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