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  • In the Introduction, you will learn how to manage your time with Microsoft Outlook, use Microsoft OneNote 2010, and take screenshots.
  • The third chapter in the Introduction covers taking screenshots.
  • As you work through this textbook, if you have difficulty or encounter an error message, you can take a screenshot and send it to your instructor. After reviewing the screenshot, your instructor can then help you to learn what went wrong or explain how to fix the error. Your instructor may also want you to take a screenshot to confirm that you have completed some of the skills or assessments in this textbook. You can capture a screenshot of the entire desktop by using the Print Screen key. The Print Screen key copies the screenshot to the Clipboard. A temporary storage area, the Clipboard holds the screen image so that you can paste it into a file. For example, you could paste it into a WordPad document.
  • In this chapter, you capture an image of your entire desktop and paste it in a WordPad document. You also capture an image of the Taskbar on your desktop and add it to your study notes in OneNote.
  • You can use the Print Screen key to take a screenshot of your entire screen, such as the desktop, including the Taskbar and all open windows. This key is located at the top-right area of your keyboard. When you press the Print Screen key, the image of your current screen is copied to a temporary storage area called the Clipboard. You can then paste the screenshot into a document.
  • On a laptop computer, you often need to press the Fn Key while you press the Print Screen key. The Windows Clipboard will store only the most recent image captured.
  • Landscape orientation makes the width of the page longer than the height and is a better fit for most screenshots. You have several options for sharing a screenshot. You can print it and share the hard copy. In addition, you can save the document you pasted it into and then send it as an email attachment.
  • The Paint program is another Windows 7 utility and you will find it in the Accessories folder in the Start menu. You can use the tools in the Paint program to add callouts, erase or crop part of the screenshot, rotate the screenshot, and resize the screenshot. You can also add and edit the screenshot colors. You can choose to save the screenshot from within Paint as a JPG, PNG, BMP, or TIF file.
  • If you want to capture only a portion of the screen, instead of the entire desktop, you can use the Snipping Tool. Snipping Tool is a Windows 7 utility.
  • After you take a screenshot with the Snipping Tool, you can copy it to the Clipboard and then paste it into a document. You can also save the file and insert it into a document or send it as an email attachment.
  • If you want to capture the entire screen, simply click in one corner and drag to the corner diagonal to it. If you are not happy with the capture, click the New button to start over. As an alternative to copying and pasting the screenshot, you can save the screenshot and then insert it in a document. You do not need to save the snipped image to WordPad before saving it to OneNote.
  • If you save your screenshot, you will be able to use it again later. You can also annotate screenshots in the Snipping Tool by clicking the Pen button on the toolbar and then writing on or around the screenshot. If you make a mistake, click the Eraser button and erase your mistake.

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  • 1. Introduction Your Digital Toolkit Chapter 1: Managing Your Time with Microsoft Outlook 2010 Chapter 2: Using Microsoft OneNote 2010 Chapter 3: Taking Screenshots © Paradigm Publishing, Inc. 1
  • 2. Chapter 3 Taking Screenshots © Paradigm Publishing, Inc. 2
  • 3. Chapter 3: Taking Screenshots A screenshot • Captures a picture of your computer monitor screen. • Can be used to create a simple instruction manual by inserting the screenshots in a document. • Can also be attached to an email message. • Of the entire desktop can be captured by using the Print Screen key. • Is then copied to the clipboard. © Paradigm Publishing, Inc. 3
  • 4. Skills You Learn • Take a Screenshot • Use the Snipping Tool © Paradigm Publishing, Inc. 4
  • 5. Skill 1: Take a Screenshot • • • • • • • • • Close any open windows to clear your desktop. Press the Print Screen key to copy a screenshot, or image, of the desktop. Click the Start button. Click All Programs. Click Accessories. Click WordPad to open the program. Click the WordPad tab. Click Page setup. Click the Landscape option in the Orientation section of the Page Setup dialog box. • Click OK to close the Page Setup dialog box. • Click the Paste button in the Clipboard group on the Home tab to paste the screenshot of your desktop into the document. • Close the document. © Paradigm Publishing, Inc. 5
  • 6. Accessories WordPad © Paradigm Publishing, Inc. 6
  • 7. WordPad tab Page setup © Paradigm Publishing, Inc. 7
  • 8. Using the Paint Program If you want to edit a screenshot, you can paste the screenshot in an image editing program, such as the Paint program. © Paradigm Publishing, Inc. 8
  • 9. Skill 2: Use the Snipping Tool • Click the Start button. • Click All Programs and Accessories. • Click Snipping Tool in the list of applications. The screen dims and the Snipping Tool window appears. • Position the mouse pointer on the top-left corner of the Taskbar. • Press and hold the left mouse button and then drag your mouse to the lower-right corner of the Taskbar. The selected area is surrounded by a red border. • Release the left mouse button to display the screenshot in the Snipping Tool window. • Click the Copy button to copy the screenshot to the Clipboard. • Click the Start button and then click WordPad. © Paradigm Publishing, Inc. 9
  • 10. Skill 2: Use the Snipping Tool, continued • • • • • • • • • • Click the Paste button in the Clipboard group on the Home tab to paste the Taskbar screenshot into the document. Press the Enter key and then type, This screenshot of the Taskbar was created using the Snipping Tool. Close the WordPad document. Click the Don’t Save button to close the WordPad window without saving the document. Click the Close button in the upper-right corner of the Snipping Tool window. In the warning box asking if you want to save changes to the snip, click No. Start OneNote. Click the Introduction Toolkit tab. Click a blank area of the page and then click the Paste button in the Clipboard group on the Home tab to paste the screenshot of the Taskbar on the OneNote page. Type The Windows Taskbar and close OneNote. © Paradigm Publishing, Inc. 10
  • 11. Copy button Screenshot displayed in Snipping Tool window © Paradigm Publishing, Inc. 11
  • 12. Learning More about the Snipping Tool When you capture screenshots with the Snipping Tool, you can save them in a variety of common graphic file formats, including JPG, PNG, and GIF. © Paradigm Publishing, Inc. 12