Copying and Pasting from the Web
Images from the Internet
Open a web
browser, right click directly on the image that you are interested
in saving and a menu will appear. Choose Save Picture As.. (or)
Save Image As...
have the option of naming the image and saving it in a place that
you can remember on your computer. These images can now be used
in documents, PowerPoint slides, other web pages, desktop images,
and Pasting Text from the Internet
Open a web
browser, highlight the text that you are interested in
on the highlighted text and a menu will appear.
on the menu
Go to the
document, email, web page editor software that you want to paste
the text in. Click on the page to place your cursor in the area
that you want the pasted text to appear. Choose Edit > Paste
and the text will paste into your work area.
Web Pages Using Internet Explorer and Pasting in Microsoft Word
If you want
to save a particular web page, an easy way is to use two different
software programs from Microsoft - Microsoft Word and Internet
Explorer. First, open the web page in Internet Explorer,
then, choose Select All from the Edit menu. When all of the contents
of the page are highlighted, choose Edit and Copy.
Word. In a new document, choose Edit > Paste.
programs allow you to "capture" the image on a computer screen
and save it to a file for later use. Most screen capture programs
give some variety over what specific elements to capture:
can even add annotations to the image in a graphics program
to enhance the illustration.
some screen-capture programs allow the user to record mouse and
screen movement that are then saved as digital movies.
Here is a
brief SnagIT tutorial. SnagIT is a popular screen capture
tool for the PC.
is one of the more popular and easy to use software programs for
screen captures. Originally this program started off as a screen
capture programs, that is to say that it allows you to capture
areas of any active screen in any application on your desktop.
setup your preferences in your program by using the following
'options' menu > Select 'program preferences' >
In the 'hotkeys'
tab> select your keys for capturing screens.
the example above, the hot key is set to use the following keys
choose to set these to any combination you wish.
2. Using the
same menu, choose the 'program options' tab. Select the option,
'Hide SnagIt before capturing'. You should have a check mark there
3. Click the
'ok' button to close the program preferences menu.
Input and Output Formats
options allow you to define the input option for your screen capture.
You can choose 'region' is you wish to control the size of the
screen you want to capture. 'Fixed region' allows you to capture
a predefined rectangle.
In the output
area, you can select the output of your screen capture to go to
a number of sources such as a file or send to a printer. If you
are doing screen captures for the web, and want to save your captured
image by default to a gif or jpeg format, choose the 'properties'
in the output tab and choose the default file format for your
you have your settings in place, select the image capture option,
and use the hotkeys. Your mouse will turn into a hand that holds
a rectangle. Hold your mouse down and drag to get the area of
the screen that you want to capture. Let go of the mouse when
you are done. The program will ask you for a location where you
want the file saved.
a shareware version
Twin Pack by TechSmith
Screen and video capture and conversion utility. Users can capture
the screen, a window, a window client area, the last active window,
or a region of the screen which you define with your mouse. Images
can be saved as BMP, PCX, TIF, GIF or JPEG formats or you can
save desktop animation sequences, including video and user interface
activities, as AVI files.
really simple screen-capturing that is built into the PC and Macintosh
operating systems, see:
Capture Programs for the PC
Screen 95 Pro by Soft Concepts
Download a shareware version that can be used 100 times:
Captures the action from your screen and saves it to an
AVI movie file. Hypercam works in any graphics mode to capture
whatever is displayed on the screen, including cursor movements
and sound, and saves it to a standard AVI movie file.
Download a shareware version:
HyperSnap has options to capture the entire desktop, an area,
the current window, or the current client window. You can save
your image as a BMP, GIF, or JPEG file.
Download a shareware version:
Capture Programs for Macintosh
also many screen capture programs available for the Mac, Flash-It
is one of the most popular ones. One reason for its popularity
is its price--it's free. Flash-It is a Control Panel document
which means that it needs to be placed in the Control Panels folder
located in the Mac's System folder.
by Nobu Toge
You can download a free copy of Flash-It from the UH web site