Malinda Dietrich presents "How to Take Screenshots: Best Practices for Grabbing and Managing Screen Captures"

From December 05, 2023 6:00 pm until December 05, 2023 7:45 pm
Posted by Betsy Malone
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Screenshots are the bane of our existence! We use screen captures in procedural documentation to provide information to our users and to guide them through a particular process or to help them achieve a certain goal. While many of us know how to take screen captures and how to implement them within our documents, the naming and storage of the media can be a struggle.

This education session starts with some of the best practices for taking and using screenshots, and it will largely focus on the management and storage of screen captures. In particular, we will highlight ways to improve the storage and management of screen captures, with or without a digital asset management (DAM) or content management system (CMS). We hope that you will leave this session with a better idea of how to implement these practices to improve not only searchability and reuse of your screenshots, but also your screenshot lifecycles more generally.

About the Speaker

Malinda (Mally) Dietrich is a Technical Writer at Epic Games. While still slightly “green", Mally has almost a decade of interest within the technical communication field -- not to mention an almost completed Ph.D. to show for it. When she's not working on documentation or dissertations, Mally is spending time with her dogs and partner, blazing new trails or trying the newest food truck.


Pay what you can! The suggested donation is $10, but you're welcome to join us no matter what you contribute.

Meeting format

We'll keep things casual during this virtual event:

  • Network with each other and learning about job opportunities
  • Announce chapter news from OCSTC and surrounding chapters
  • Learn from our guest speaker with room for a Q&A at the end
  • Have fun!

How to join

You'll need to register through this event page before the deadline. The day before the meeting or the morning of, you will get a Zoom meeting URL with a password emailed to the email address you used to register. 

Video is optional but encouraged.
Wearing earbuds or a headset is also highly recommended.

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