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March 25, 2005 1:15:04 PM

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How do I do a screen dump and create an image of the screen? Thanks

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Anonymous
March 25, 2005 3:07:19 PM

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Go to http://www.warecentral.com/download.htm to read about and get a
copy of Printkey Pro
On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 10:15:04 -0800, TRM
<TRM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>How do I do a screen dump and create an image of the screen? Thanks
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 3:36:45 PM

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In news:6E73664B-3AAE-44BB-9878-DE98F52B18AC@microsoft.com,
TRM <TRM@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> How do I do a screen dump and create an image of the screen?
> Thanks


Back in the days of DOS, the PrintScrn key used to print the
screen. But in all versions of Windows, this works differently,
and the name of the key is now an anachronism.



To use the key, press it to capture an image of the entire
screen, or press alt-PrintScrn to capture an image of the active
window. Either one captures the image to the Windows clipboard.
Once it's in the clipboard you can paste (Ctrl-V) it into any
application that supports graphics (Windows Paint, other graphics
programs, even your favorite word processor). You can edit or add
to the image as you wish, then print it.



This ability to manipulate the image in a program before printing
it is an improvement over the original DOS method of just
printing it. But if you'd like that old facility back, there are
several third-party freeware/shareware programs that can do this,
such as PrintKey2000
(http://www.sharewarejunkies.com/00zwd2/printkey2000.htm).


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Anonymous
March 25, 2005 4:30:07 PM

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TRM wrote:

> How do I do a screen dump and create an image of the screen?

> Thanks

Press the Print Screen key. If you hold the Alt key down while you do
this you will capture the active window instead of the full screen. This
action places the image in a special section of your computer's memory
refered to as the Clipboard.

Open a graphics program like the Paint program that comes with Windows.

Use the grapics program's Paste From the Clipboard function, usually on
the Edit menu. At this point the captured image should appear in the
graphics program. you may have to respond to a popup asking permission
to enlarge the graphic to fit the image you are importing.

Use the graphics program's Print function, usually on the File menu. In
some graphics programs you may be able to use the Page Setup function
prior to printing to enlarge or shrink the graphic to fit the page.
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 9:26:19 PM

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Use Alt-Print Screen (hold down the Alt key and press the Print Screen key).
This will save the image to the clipboard. Then open a paint program and use
Ctrl-V to paste the clipboard image into it. Good luck!
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 9:26:20 PM

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"Cooter" <cooter@msn.com> wrote in message
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> Use Alt-Print Screen (hold down the Alt key and press the Print Screen
> key).
> This will save the image to the clipboard. Then open a paint program and
> use
> Ctrl-V to paste the clipboard image into it. Good luck!

That will only capture the active window, not the whole screen.

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Anonymous
March 26, 2005 1:00:35 AM

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I use SnagIt (TechSmith) because of its wide variety of ways to capture
everything from the entire screen to the full contents of a scrolling
window. Try a free trial and see if you like it.

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> How do I do a screen dump and create an image of the screen? Thanks
March 27, 2005 1:45:47 AM

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> How do I do a screen dump and create an image of the screen? Thanks

Simple as can be:::::;
Just hit PrintScrn.
Then, if you want to put the capture into something like 'word', just
open it and hit Paste.

Mr.
Anonymous
April 24, 2005 6:00:22 PM

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alt print-scrn captures the *active* window. print-scrn on its own captures
the *whole* screen

"Cooter" <cooter@msn.com> wrote in message
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> Use Alt-Print Screen (hold down the Alt key and press the Print Screen
> key).
> This will save the image to the clipboard. Then open a paint program and
> use
> Ctrl-V to paste the clipboard image into it. Good luck!
>
>
!