How to Create Tutorials with a Screen Capture Tool
Create an Excel Tutorial using Screen Capture
- Use the screen capture tool to make a short tutorial showing how to make a simple chart in Excel.
- Add descriptive information explaining each step. Add arrows or text to the picture to help describe the steps.
- Insert the pictures and type the steps into 1 - 2 word processor pages. Add your name and print.
XP has a basic but functional screen capture tool. To use it, press the PrtScr button on the keyboard. The whole screen has now been captured and stored in the computer's memory. Open any graphics program or photo editor and then paste ( CTRL + V or File > paste) to see the screen capture. Crop and edit as necessary. Vista and Windows 7 have a built in screen capture tool called the Snipping Tool.
Add your data to the cells.
Select the data to be in the chart.
Go to Insert > Column > 2D Column Chart
Add a chart title. Click chart then Design > Chart Layouts. Change the title text.
Completed Excel Tutorial Example:
This is how the finished tutorial will look when the screen captures are inserted into a word processor.
Tip: It may be easier to insert text boxes to type the steps.