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*Laurie Comerford
Message 11 of 18 (226 Views)

Re: Wagon Wheel

09-18-2008 01:42 PM in reply to: sdowden
Hi sdowden,

You can copy a view of the current Windows Window to the clipboard by
pressing Alt-PrtScr.

Open Paint and use Ctrl-V to paste the clipboard into Paint.

Next review the over all physical size the screen grab Most likely it
will be far bigger than you need to pass your message. Highlight the
critical area and copy that the clipboard.

Open a new file and paste it in.

Then do a SaveAs and save the file to PNG format - This is critical,
The PNG file will be only some 5% of the size of the default BMP file
format. Posting BMP files is inconsiderate of readers. To me it
compares with using a Hummer to tow your lawnmower while mowing a 3m by
3m lawn

Alternatively you can download a variety of far better screen grabbers.

Irfan View has a screen capability as a minor addition to it's other
features and is free.

If you are prepared to invest a few dollars, Snag-It is unbeatable.


Regards


Laurie Comerford

sdowden wrote:
> I've never posted a screenshot on here before. what would be the best/easiest way?
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Message 12 of 18 (226 Views)

Re: Wagon Wheel

09-18-2008 01:50 PM in reply to: sdowden
Wealth of information. Thank you. I'll be more specific next time, I know how to capture screen. The problem I was having was posting it here. I still haven't had my Red Bull yet.

Thanks for all the advice. I'll remember it for the next time I need to post an image as an example.

sd
*Murph
Message 13 of 18 (226 Views)

Re: Wagon Wheel

09-18-2008 03:15 PM in reply to: sdowden

It's in Vanilla too.
Load up the Google Earth add-on from the lab and play with it. Geomarker is
the vanilla command to assign a geo coordinate to a dwg. It's makes MAP
users frustrated as it is not VERY accurate.

Murph




"Wanderer" <...
<< Well, now I don't feel so bad for never having seen it before. :-D

<< It looks like you must be using Civil 3D instead of vanilla AutoCAD.
*Murph
Message 14 of 18 (226 Views)

Re: Wagon Wheel

09-18-2008 04:05 PM in reply to: sdowden
opps the command is just GEO.

I'll take back one slap.

Murph
*Wanderer
Message 15 of 18 (226 Views)

Re: Wagon Wheel

09-19-2008 05:38 AM in reply to: sdowden
LMAO... good to see you're willing to cut me some slack. ;-p

Murph wrote:
> opps the command is just GEO.
>
> I'll take back one slap.
>
> Murph
*Wanderer
Message 16 of 18 (226 Views)

Re: Wagon Wheel

09-19-2008 05:40 AM in reply to: sdowden
Snag-It is cool, but, my favorite quick and dirty freebie is Gadwin
Printscreen. It lets you select an area and saves it directly to a
defined folder. I can just grab like 20 shots in a row without slowing
down.
Seems there was one my DH installed on my old pc that had more snag-it
like features, allowing highlighting and markups and fancy snip edges...
but, I like Gadwin because it's quick, I can do the other stuff later if
I need to.

Cheers!

Melanie Perry
***not all who wander are lost***
http://Tech-Tea.com
http://AUGI.com/AutoCAD
http://mistressofthedorkness.blogspot.com

Laurie Comerford wrote:
>
> Alternatively you can download a variety of far better screen grabbers.
>
> Irfan View has a screen capability as a minor addition to it's other
> features and is free.
>
> If you are prepared to invest a few dollars, Snag-It is unbeatable.
>
>
> Regards
>
>
> Laurie Comerford
>
> sdowden wrote:
>> I've never posted a screenshot on here before. what would be the best/easiest way?
*R.K. McSwain
Message 17 of 18 (226 Views)

Re: Wagon Wheel

09-19-2008 05:56 AM in reply to: sdowden
Wanderer wrote:
> my favorite quick and dirty freebie is Gadwin
> Printscreen. It lets you select an area and saves it directly to a
> defined folder. I can just grab like 20 shots in a row without slowing
> down.

For the record, Snag-It can do that also.

--
R.K. McSwain
http://rkmcswain.blogspot.com
*Laurie Comerford
Message 18 of 18 (226 Views)

Re: Wagon Wheel

09-19-2008 01:08 PM in reply to: sdowden
Hi Melanie,

As I said there are dozens of freeware screen grabbers around.

Snag-It can save straight to file without preview and with automatic
filename assignment to any of 24 different file formats.

From the help you can also:

"The SnagIt Capture Timer enables SnagIt to perform unattended captures
at intervals that you define"

I've never explored all it's possibilities and only use the ones I
perceive I need.



Regards


Laurie Comerford

Wanderer wrote:
> Snag-It is cool, but, my favorite quick and dirty freebie is Gadwin
> Printscreen. It lets you select an area and saves it directly to a
> defined folder. I can just grab like 20 shots in a row without slowing
> down.
> Seems there was one my DH installed on my old pc that had more snag-it
> like features, allowing highlighting and markups and fancy snip edges...
> but, I like Gadwin because it's quick, I can do the other stuff later if
> I need to.
>
> Cheers!
>
> Melanie Perry
> ***not all who wander are lost***
> http://Tech-Tea.com
> http://AUGI.com/AutoCAD
> http://mistressofthedorkness.blogspot.com
>
> Laurie Comerford wrote:
>> Alternatively you can download a variety of far better screen grabbers.
>>
>> Irfan View has a screen capability as a minor addition to it's other
>> features and is free.
>>
>> If you are prepared to invest a few dollars, Snag-It is unbeatable.
>>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>>
>> Laurie Comerford
>>
>> sdowden wrote:
>>> I've never posted a screenshot on here before. what would be the best/easiest way?

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