Use SnagIt 8 to create a screenshot of a single window.
1. Open the window to be screenshot.
2. Open SnagIt 8.
Start > All Programs > SnagIt 8
3. Set SnagIt 8 to capture a specific window.
Other Capture Profiles select Text from Window
enter Profile Settings
Input should be set to Window
Output should be set to None Selected
4. Capture Screenshot.
Click the blue circle next to the Red Button and select Image Capture
Click the Red Button to enter screenshot mode
Place the mouse pointer over the very top bar of the window to highlight the entire window contents.
LEFT CLICK to snap the screenshot.
5. Edit the screenshot.
the SnagIt Preview screen should automatically pop up now
Resize, Crop, add captions
6. Save the screenshot.
Save As > enter File Name
- select Save as file type
- select destination or drive to Save In
- click SAVE
7. Click DONE to exit the SnagIt Image Viewer.
Now you should be able to view your screenshot of the window as a unique picture file.
This is a good tip if you want to add the image to a PowerPoint, spreadsheet or other instructional presentation.
This is easy reference so you can use SnagIt 8 to “show” people how to get to specific files from anywhere for the non-computer savvy.
Find the Menu that you wish to show or be ready to access it.
Open SnagIt 8
Start > All Programs > SnagIt 8 > SnagIt 8
After opening SnagIt you should be prompted to select a capture option. Make sure that at the bottom Output is set to “None Selected” and Effects is set to “No Effects” are set to From here choose “Menu with time delay” (note: It is possible to add effects after you take your capture so do not fret about a “boring” screen shot.)
Once “Menu with time delay” is selected Press the “Capture” button on the lower right-hand side. (note: Print Screen is the default hotkey for “Capture”)
After you press capture, the SnagIt window will disappear and you will have approximately 10 seconds (timer subject to change) to get to the menu that you want to capture.
After the 10 seconds the capture will automatically open up a picture editor.
A list of available effects and editing are now open on a menu to the right and left of the window. (note: editing and effect tools are fairly self explanatory, play around with them)(note: be sure to use CTR + V [undo hotkey] as a quick mistake fixer)
From here, you can either save the whole image as a PDF. file or cut a section out and paste it into a Power Point or a Word Document (like I did).
Well there you have it. I will be doing follow-up work on SnagIt in the weeks to come on how to add computer screen shots to help enhance your presentations.