I am writing the user guide. I would like to know how many snap shots should we provide for the user guide? I think I am having a lot since I have a GUI for the server, which I provided one for the stopped, one with information filled in but still at the stopped state, and another snap shot in its running state. Is it too much?
Unless you are going to have at least 3 separate versions of the screenshots for each common look and feel, having a screenshot of a different LnF (from what the user is seeing) could be confusing. I'm just relying on how clearly I labeled all of the UI widgets.
Michael, 20 screenshots?!?! My gui doesn't have 20 widgets! If you need a screenshot to understand "To exit the application, choose 'Exit' from the 'File' menu", you need basic computer training that me as (begrudging) documentor of this app should not have to provide you. Should I explain in agonizing detail how a checkbox works, or that after you've brought up a menu, clicking somewhere off the menu hides it?