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Tips and Tricks

By Alexandra Brown | Mar. 2, 2008

Law Office Management

Mar. 2, 2008

Tips and Tricks

Screen captures in Vista and beyond.

About those screenshots-more accurately called screen captures. In Vista, there is actually a built-in screen-capture applet called the Snipping Tool (ST). You can use the tool to capture a view of your entire desktop, a single window, or anything in between; it's easy to choose the part you want to capture because the tool dims any areas you haven't selected with the mouse. But Vista hides the ST from PC users. To find it, click on Start and type snip in the Search box at the bottom of the menu. Select Snipping Tool in the subsequent dialog box. Now right-click on the ST and select Pin to Menu so you can find it again. If you don't have ST, download the small and free FastStone Capture 5.9 from FastStone Soft ( FSCapturerDownload.htm).

Alexandra Brown

Daily Journal Staff Writer

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