Is QuickBooks misbehaving on you at times?
Want to grab a quick picture of your computer screen and capture an important message being displayed?
GRAB A SCREENSHOT TO HELP!
As a QuickBooks consultant, there are many times where it is invaluable for me to see what exactly is being displayed on a screen so I can help a client understand what is happening with QuickBooks (or to guide them to a resolution of a question).
There are several ways to grab a snapshot of what is appearing on your computer screen to help with the diagnosis of a problem or to get more information on an area of concern (not just with QuickBooks, but with any program for that matter!).
Options to consider:
- Take a picture of the screen with your smartphone
- Press the Print Screen key on your keyboard (don't panic if the printer doesn't kick in automatically - it won't!). From there, open Microsoft Word (or any other word processor) and click Edit > Paste to paste an image of the screen or just right click your mouse and Paste the image in.
- Use the Windows Snipping Tool - found by clicking the Start button, then All Programs, then Accessories, then Snipping Tool. Once you do that, a screen like this will appear - just follow the instructions from there:
- My favorite solution - invest the $49.95 in a copy of SnagIt software from TechSmith. Hands down, this has been one of the best investments I have made for my business toolkit. I use it multiple times each and every day. The features and options that have been packed into this little gem of a program are simply amazing to me. They offer a free trial of the software of course, so you can "try before you buy".
DO YOU HAVE AN ALTERNATE IDEA?
If you are grabbing screenshots in a way different from those outlined above, feel free to share your insights on how you're doing it!