Monday morning tips: Snip-Crop-Wrap in Windows

On Monday mornings, I have been give some time during our CUI School of Education staff devotion/meeting to do some technology training.  The intent is to keep it brief and to meet real needs of our people.

This week’s topic (10-29-2012) was about being snipping images from your screen and then using MS Office’s “crop” and “wrap” tools to work the image into your document.  The key to using each of the 4 tips below is to take time to play and explore with them.

Grabbing Screenshots with the Windows Snipping Tool

Step-by-step instructions:  http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/microsoft/ht/snippingtool.htm

Pinning the Snipping Tool application to your Taskbar so that it’s always easily available

1.  When Snipping Tool is running and you can see its icon at the bottom of your screen (in the Taskbar), right-click on the Snipping Tool icon and choose “Pin to Taskbar”.

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2.  You can do this with any application while it’s running.

Cropping Images in Microsoft Word

Step-by-step instructions: http://word.tips.net/T000393_Cropping_Graphics.html

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Using the Wrap Text settings in Microsoft Word to Format Images within Text

Click to select an image, and then from the Format options choose from the Wrap Text options.

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