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    I want to create a document that will guide someone through a process such as signing onto website and navigating through all the screens to do the task at hand. I want the document to have a copy of the exact screen they will see and I want to be able to add a comment to that screen capture and maybe add an arrow or other graphic for additional emphasis. And, I want to obviously add all the necessary comments above or below the screen capture.
    Can someone suggest a piece, or a combination of tools that can do this? Preferebly free software...
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    For your screen captures I would suggest Snag It
    Thanks John
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    This thread from June lists a number of product recommendations, including FastStone, Irfanview, and Jing: Gadwin Print Screen.

    Most free tools for screen capturing and annotation are free for personal or home use rather than for any (business/commercial) use, so you might not get down to free, but hopefully you can get to "affordable" and "worth it."

    Edit: As for a container to hold images and text, Microsoft Word or OpenOffice.org Writer come to mind.
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    If you have Microsoft Word 2010, you can use the screen capture tool in it.
    http://blogmines.com/blog/2010/02/10...ing-word-2010/

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    Something like Snap 3 might be worth a look.
    From the publisher .... "Ashampoo Snap 3’s integrated graphics editing tools are powerful and easy to use. Add arrows, drop shadows, text and text bubbles, highlight areas in different ways and much more to turn simple screenshots into great-looking images in seconds. "

    Ashampoo® Snap 3 Capture anything on your screen – including videos

    Choose any or all of the 5 programs listed.

    This screen capture made using Snap 3 .....

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    A very belated thanks to all who replied. It looks like snap3 is the one I will go with...

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