Help Req for large screen captures.

Subject: Help Req for large screen captures.
From: "Mark Emson" <mt -dot- emson -at- ntlworld -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 20:09:31 +0100

Hello all,

Do any you know a good method for capturing large screen grabs or,
alternatively another way around my problem.

I am trying to capture an custom Excel table. It is very large and runs off
the screen in both X&Y directions.

1. Shrinking the size of the table to fit the screen = too low a resolution
when captured.
2. My screen/graphics card won't go beyond 1024x768.
3. Capturing at a high dpi makes no discernable difference when the actual
screen is already blocky (due to items 1 & 2).
4. Enlarging the screen image to around 200% gives great captures but, of
course, I can't grab the whole table.
5. Stitching the images together and then shrinking the image down to page
size is a little bit rough but so far the only method that works.

For capture I have Snagit and Paint Shop Pro 7.
Snagit can capture off the screen but only in a downwards direction.
The best quality comes from printing as a pdf but unfortunately it does not
mange to copy the buttons that are built into the table. The quality needs
to be high/sharp because the images will be going to a commercial printer
for inclusion in a product brochure.

Any and all info will be appreciated,



mark -at- ntlworld -dot- com


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