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By fox1 ·
just a quick one guys/gals is there an easy way a capturing a piece of a screen eg a drop down menu so it can be copied into an articel i'm sure there must be just haven't been able to put my finger on it
thanx
neil stork

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by VinnyD In reply to screen capture

I use a program called HyperSnap to just that.

It lets you use a hot key combination and will allow you to capture a window or part of a window.

It is not a free program, but it is not very expensive. But it sure makes creating documentation easy.

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by DKlippert In reply to screen capture

Display the drop down menu and hit Print Scrn on the keyboard. This places a screen capture on the clipboard. You can now go to your application (Word, etc.) and Paste the picture. If you want to crop the image, an easy way is to paste into PaintBrush, Crop the area you want and then save or copy the image.
If you're going to do much of this, look into "Snagit" at:

http://www.techsmith.com/

That program has more control including being able to capture the Mouse pointer.

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by DKlippert In reply to screen capture

Alt+Print Screen will capture a dialog box, but it will not freeze a menu.

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by Q2Ggirl In reply to screen capture

The easiest way to capture screen images without having to use third party software is to press ALT-PrintScrn together.

It will only capture the active window so you don't have to worry about several windows being open. Then just go to your document and paste it in.

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by Sagacious In reply to screen capture

Hi.

1. go to the screen you want.
2. press print screen
3. go to windows paint or any graphical software.
4. select the paste function (edit, paste as in windows paint)
5. And you have it for your modicfications.

Regards,

Robin

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by Seagull Data Services In reply to screen capture

Alt+PrtScrn does work with menus. Just don't use the mouse
You hold down the Alt key while manipulating the menus with the keyboard, e.g. to highlight File|Open...:
1 Hold down the Alt Key and don't let go
2 Press F
3 Use the down arrow key to move to Open...
4 Press PrtScrn

Hope this helps
John

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