Using Split Step
See how you can take traditional, text based documentation and turn it into something visual in just a couple of minutes.
Here is some documentation for Apple's Pages application. We are going to transform this into a visual tutorial. First, copy the text from the original lesson.
Create a Lesson In ScreenSteps
Create an new lesson in ScreenSteps and give it a title.
Create a Blank Step
Paste the text from the original document into the step.
Split the Step
The problem here is that we have text that describes four steps pasted into a single ScreenSteps step. So, we are just going to split it. Here I have placed the cursor at the end of the first step.
Right click (or ctrl-click on Mac) and select Split Step At Insertion Point. The step will be split wherever you have placed the cursor.
Here I have split each list item into its own step.
Click on the Replace Step Image icon and capture an image for that step.
Here you can see that I have added an image.
Now, reading through the text I can see that they actually combined three steps into one. So I will split it up a bit more.
Here you can see that I split the instructions mid-sentence.
Add Images, Annotations and Step Titles
Add annotations and step titles. I also reformatted the original text. All in all it took me about 5 minutes.
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