Re: Word & Paintbrush

Subject: Re: Word & Paintbrush
From: The Tech Writer <techwrtr -at- CRL -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 21 May 1995 21:36:31 -0700

On Sun, 21 May 1995, W. Michaels wrote:

> I use Paintbrush to prepare all my screen captures for Word. (I use a
wonderful
> shareware product called SCap to actually capture the images.) I print in B&W
> so I replace all the colored areas with black & white in Paintbrush.

> Marta wrote about using Word and Paintbrush:
> > Save your bitmaps in 16 colors (most VGA cards now default to
> > 256 colors, yours may actually be set to 32 million or something.
> > This dramatically affects the .BMP file size.

> Try saving it in monochrome if you print in B&W. That cuts the .bmp file to

Or, in Control Panel, you can change your color scheme to monochrome,
thereby saving the time you spend redoing the color captures.

David Castro
techwrtr -at- crl -dot- com
dcastro -at- hpsrdas -dot- sr -dot- hp -dot- com
http://www.crl.com/~techwrtr/index.html


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