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if you are producing a manual for your program (or any program, for that matter) - what are you using for screenshots and annotation? something easy to use, with pleasant graphic result?

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I would check out Sourceforge for both, with the latter requirement being a CHM, HTML Help or PDF maker.

Plenty of screenshot scripts are available here in Examples too.

There is a topic or three here dealing with the preferred program for CHM (Help or manual) files. Can't recall the name off the top of my head, but some kind of (HTML??) Workshop I think.

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I would check out Sourceforge for both, with the latter requirement being a CHM, HTML Help or PDF maker.

Plenty of screenshot scripts are available here in Examples too.

There is a topic or three here dealing with the preferred program for CHM (Help or manual) files. Can't recall the name off the top of my head, but some kind of (HTML??) Workshop I think.

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You can give AutoIt Windows Screenshooter a try. ;)

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I use (free) MWsnap

From the site:

  • 5 snapping modes.
  • Support for BMP, JPG, TIFF, PNG and GIF formats, with selected color depth and quality settings.
  • System-wide hotkeys.
  • Clipboard copy/paste.
  • Printing.
  • Auto-saving, auto-printing.
  • Auto-start with Windows.
  • Minimizing to system tray.
  • An auto-extending list of fixed sizes, perfect for snapping images for icons and glyphs. 
  • A zoom tool for magnifying selected parts of the screen.
  • A ruler tool for measuring screen objects lengths.
  • A color picker showing screen colors with separated RGB parts.
  • Fast picture viewer.
  • Adding frames and mouse pointer images.
  • Multilevel configurable undo and redo.
  • Multilingual versions.
  • Configurable user interface.
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Well, I'm running it on W7Pro/64 without a problem. Never tried it on W8 though...

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Never said it wouldn't work on WIN7, simply that the last updated version (I could be wrong) was from 12 years ago, and was specifically written for XP 32bit.

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In my company we use GreenShot as well. Nice and cheap tool.


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Active Directory (NEW 2019-08-19 - Version 1.4.13.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2019-07-24 - Version 1.3.6.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
Outlook Tools (NEW 2019-07-22 - Version 0.6.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version 0.4.0.1) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
Task Scheduler (NEW 2019-10-09 - Version 0.9.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Wiki

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