Re: Capture screens (fwd)

Subject: Re: Capture screens (fwd)
From: John Posada <john -at- TDANDW -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 22:52:55 -0500

Robert...thanks for the suggestion.

I think I have a process that will work for me.

Right now, this billing processes is spread among 4 different NT machines
(machine dialing into bank, machine running Oracle, machine running Access,
etc.) Depending on which step I'm documenting, we go to that machine.

I'll be making a directory on each machine that is part of the process and give
the directory a unique name. As the processes is run, I'll be using NT's
Alt-PrintScreen and the Clipboard Viewer to save the images for that machine in
that specific directory. Then after the complete process is run, I'll go to
each machine and "harvest" the images, moving them to separate directories on
my machine with similar corresponding names. As I document the part of the
process that happens on that machine, I'll go into that directory, crop/edit
the images as needed, and place them in the document.

...or at least that's the plan



Robert E. Garland wrote:

> Forwarded message:
> > From: John Posada <posada -at- FAXSAV -dot- COM>
> > Subject: Capture screens
> > I guess that I could use Window's screen capture ALT-PrintScreen =
> > (BTW...does it write to disk each time, where does it place the screen =
> > capture files on the hard disk and can I invoke this command repeatedly =
> > without having to empty a buffer?), but I'd like to be able to go to a =
> > machine, access the A drive, load it into memory, and capture screens =
> > and messages during the processes. I can always edit and crop later.
> John:
> I'm currently using a wierd DOD system that is under development. I use
> the MS-Windows Alt-PrintScreen feature and MS-Word to capture and print
> screens so I can show the System Administrator what the error messages
> were without the need to write them out.
> I Alt-Printscreen when what I need is on the screen, then click on the
> status bar button to go to Word, then Paste. Add a couple of spaces or
> a page break, save all, then click back to my development application.
> This saves on the hard drive, but I could easily save to a floppy.
> If you want the ability to capture only a window, or only a part of the
> screen, I know of some shareware that does that, but I think it needs to
> be installed on the hard drive.
> --
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