Last week I introduced you to Microsoft’s Snipping Tool, your own personal online scissors. It’s better than real scissors, because your kids can’t
steal use them. Especially kids who are notorious for giving themselves bad haircuts.
I started giving tutorials ‘cuz I’m totally a techie. Not. I’m just loving me some free Cool Tools.
Without revealing my age, I can tell ya’ I’m from a generation that grew up without computers at home or in our schools. But, we live in a technical world now, and if we master techie stuff, our lives will be better, easier and more efficient.
Click on the above image to read the first blog in the series to learn about a Free-form Snip and a Rectangular Snip. It’s the blog post in which I am a star. Seriously. Go check it out.
Back so soon? You’re a fast reader. Good. Now you’re going to learn to snip a window.
Sometimes our blogs just need a little spicing up with SNIPPETS for cool illustrations.
Using Microsoft Notepad, I wrote a note. When I clicked the Window Snip option, it automatically captured the entire thing, I didn’t have to worry about lining up borders, like with the Rectangular Snip.
I use Control C to copy and Control V to paste into my blogging environment. You can also save them.
You can snip an email.
OH, you noticed I crossed off personal information? I used another fun feature on Snipping Tool. Once you snip something, they give ways to embellish your snip. It has a pen your kids can’t
steal borrow. It also comes with a highlighter and an eraser. Who doesn’t love school supplies? Again, tools that can’t disappear out of your office and end up under the couch cushion or in the dryer.
Speaking of dryer, do you know what happens when a pen explodes in your dryer?
Yea, it ruins the entire load of clothes and splatters ink everywhere. But, if you throw out the clothes and let the ink in the dryer totally dry, you can use the dryer for five more years until the motor burns out. True story.
Now you KNOW why I love me the pen on this Snipping Tool.
You can snip an Instant Message. I usually don’t have to ask for love notes, because my hubbster is very good about that, but today he was a little pre-occupied…
Cool, huh? I snipped the little Sticky Note on my computer. You don’t use Sticky Notes, either? What? Keep checking back with my blog. We gotta’ talk about these Cool Tools.
Using the final option is kinda’ fun, the Full-screen Snip. See, there’s me blogging in Live Writer. OOOHHHH, I know you don’t know about that and Girlfriend, when I teach ya’ that you’ll STOP pounding your computer desk in frustration and I will be your BFF forever and ever amen.
You can email your snip. But, you can’t snip a snip you’re snipping, so I had to CTRL+PrtScn to copy, then CTRL V to paste into paint, then close the snip and resnip the image pasted into Paint. Got that? That’s OK. The point is, you can SEND a SNIPPET you SNIPPED.
The pen has three colors, didja’ notice?
But if you choose Custom Pen there are 16 color choices, Round Tip or Chisel Tip options, and Fine, Medium and Thick lines.
I snipped a pictured and scribbled on it. Yea, she made that pie. No, she didn’t learn from me. I was blogging and snipping. My Cool Tools aren’t in the kitchen, they’re on my computer.
Remember that IM I was waiting for? SNIPPED.
This is what I know you will all try. Who doesn’t want to put a mustache or horns on her
MIL her best friend?
And I received a nice SNIPPED email in return. Ain’t he sweet?
And we all lived Snippily-Ever-After.