Help+Manual has an integrated screen capture function that includes most of the functionality you need to make attractive screenshots quickly and efficiently. The function will automatically select windows, controls and menus and you can also select freely-defined rectangular regions of applications or the desktop and fixed size regions.
In addition to simple screenshots you can also make screenshots with a wide variety of different shapes, add shadows and background colors and automatically resize your screenshots with a choice of high-quality scaling filters.
•Select the Screen Capture tool in Project > Tools. The tool is pretty self-explanatory but for full instructions see Screen Capture in the Tools Included with Help+Manual chapter.
For even more screenshot power try our free TNT utility, which combines screen capture and graphics editing:
You may want make screen captures for editing, without inserting them in your topic directly. To do this use the screen capture feature in Impict, the specialized graphics editor included with Help+Manual.
Impict's screenshot tool simply captures a plain screenshot without applying any automatic effects. All the effects can be applied inside Impict. The advantage of this is that Impict's effects and objects are non-destructive – you can always go back and make changes later if you save a working copy in Impict's own IPP format.
The texts stored in Impict IPP images can also be exported to XML files for translation.
On some Windows systems you may experience that the screen capture function doesn't seem to work. When you start the capture you don't see the red border around the windows or elements you want to capture and no captures are made. This is caused by permissions restrictions in your Windows account that are preventing you from capturing elements from applications with different permissions.
Solution: Start Help+Manual in Administrator mode
The solution is simple, just start Help+Manual in Administrator mode:
1.Close Help+Manual (or Impict if you started it independently, outside of Help+Manual).
2.Right-click on the program item for starting Help+Manual (or Impict if you are starting it outside of Help+Manual) and select Run as Administrator in the context menu.
You will then have maximum permissions, which will also allow you to perform capture functions on all other applications.