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    screen pictures (9.0/2000)

    Not sure if this is the right place for this post, but how do I take a picture of a screen to insert into another application or email, ex. if I'm asking about a form in Access, how do I take a picture of that form to show on the post?

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    Re: screen pictures (9.0/2000)

    Try Shift+PrtSc, which will copy an image into the clipboard. After that, it's up to you to edit the image as needed with a graphics program before pasting it into a document of some kind or posting it here in the Lounge.
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    Re: screen pictures (9.0/2000)

    Forgive me if I'm misinterpreting. Your first sentence references email--there are many ways to do this, but like the Lounge browse you can generally do this or paste an image into Word and then attach it. Your second sentence references a post in the Lounge--these may help if that's what you mean:

    Post 334245 including Leif's Guide to Attaching Screenshots StarPost
    Post 29653: Editing Image Size with MS Paint
    Post 270761: How to Insert a Picture in a Post
    Post 316262: Inserting Graphics in Word Dovuments (XP)

    This tip from jscher2000:
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    "Save As PNG for a graphic with large areas of the same color, or JPG for photographs that contains a lot of variation.
    Added: If your graphic is larger than, say, 640x480, you might not be able to get it down to 100KB for posting with acceptable quality. The full-screen one I did I tweaked the colors and compression in Photoshop Elements' "Save for Web" dialog to get the size down. It's probably best to trim down to just the most relevant part of the dialog."

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    Re: screen pictures (9.0/2000)

    I didn't get a chance to look through the other methods, but for now the shift+prtscr worked just fine- thank you

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    Re: screen pictures (9.0/2000)

    Alt+PrintScreen will take just the active window instead of the full screen. Usually better for putting into a message.
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    Re: screen pictures (9.0/2000)

    That depends. In Access, unless the form is modal, you're still going to get the entire Access window, regardless, which means that Alt+PrtSc and Shift+PrtSc is likely to give you the same result unless you plan ahead. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
    Charlotte

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