RE: Screen Shot Woes

Subject: RE: Screen Shot Woes
From: "Hager, Harry (US - East Brunswick)" <hhager -at- dc -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 11:25:41 -0500


Here's some info I copied from this list a few months ago. I put it into a
Word document for easy access. Notice the string of posters. Jed Clark is no
longer at the email address posted and I don't know about Mark Levinson.

This procedure is for Windows 95 so you need to change it for other versions
of Windows.

It's a simple fix and it works; no more moire patterns anywhere in captured
screen prints. Really improves the look of the hardcopy.

H. Jim Hager
hhager -at- dc -dot- com
Pittsburgh Data Center

Moire Pattern Fix

Subject: RE: print-prep (was: Adobe Photoshop Justification)
From: Mark Levinson <MarkL -at- gilian -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 15:25:55 +0200
X-Message-Number: 4

The following answer is a couple of years old, but if it still works-- or if
some reasonably obvious variation works-- you're better off preventing moire
at the source than correcting it instance by instance.

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The moire patterns are caused because the Windows standard screen setting
uses 3D objects for the scroll bars instead of a solid color.

To solve the scrollbar moire problem, change your Windows color scheme. (It
doesn't matter what screen capture/graphics program you use.)

Here are the steps:

Step 1 Exit the application for which you want to create screen captures.

Step 2 Choose Display icon from the Control Panel.

Step 3 Choose the Appearance tab.

Step 4 Select High Contrast White from the Scheme drop-down list box.

Step 5 Select 3D Objects from the Item drop-down list box.

Step 6 Select the lighter shade of gray from the color drop-down palette to
the right of the Item list box.

Step 7 Change the other screen objects as appropriate to make them look
like the Windows standard settings.

Step 8 Choose the Save As button to display the Save Scheme dialog box.

Step 9 Type a name for the new color scheme, then choose OK to return to
the Display Properties dialog box.

Step 10 Choose OK.

Step 11 Restart the application for which you want to take screen captures
and verify that the new color scheme is in effect.

You may need to reboot in order for the color scheme to fully take effect.

Hope this helps,
Jed Clark
Technical Writer
655 Medical Drive
Bountiful, UT 84010
jed -at- autosim -dot- com

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