Try the Windows Snipping Tool to take a “picture” of anything on your screen and either paste it into an email or document, or save it as a graphic file which you can then include in a blog. It can save you hours on the phone trying to describe what you can see when you could simply take a snapshot and mail it within 10 seconds.
This is also ideal for bloggers who want to show a small part of a photo without having to load up a photo editor.
To find it, Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Snipping Tool.
If the option is not there then you need to add “Tablet PC Optional Components” by going to Control Panel | Programs | Programs and Features | Turn Windows features on or off at which time you will see a list of Windows components. Tick the box beside Tablet PC Optional Components and press OK.
The Snipping Tool is extremely simple to use – you draw a box around what you want to snip and thats it – you can then draw or write onto the screenshot and then mail it, save it or paste it into a document. The options are fairly self explanatory but there’s a much better tutorial than this at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial135.html
To take a screenshot including a dropdown menu its a little more complicated but this will work.
1. Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Snipping Tool.
2. Press ESC, and then open the menu that you want to capture.
3. Press CTRL+PRINT SCREEN.
4. Select the type of snip you want, and then capture the menu.