Screenshots are a staple of training courses, especially computer-related ones. So trainers are accustomed to using screenshot software to illustrate tutorials.
Often, these screenshots end up in PowerPoint, which is used as the basis for online courses or self-running presentations. In PowerPoint 2010, you can create these screenshots within PowerPoint.
Here’s how it works.
- Create the slide that will contain the screenshot.
- Make sure that the screen that you want to show is displayed. It can be a browser tab or an application screen — anything you want.
- Back in PowerPoint, choose the Insert tab and in the Images group, click Screenshot.
- You see thumbnail images of the available screens, as shown on the right. Click one of them.
- Move and/or crop the image.
Here you see an example based on a course I teach.
Have you tried using PowerPoint’s screenshot feature? I also use Techsmith’s SnagIt because of the editing options it provides.
About the Author:
Ellen Finkelstein can train you or the presenters in your organization to create high-impact, engaging, professional presentations for training, sales, business, or education. For more information, visit her website at www.ellenfinkelstein.com