K5 Computer Lab Lesson Plans

How to Create Tutorials with a Screen Capture Tool

Create an Excel Tutorial using Screen Capture 

 

Instructions:

1) Use the screen capture tool to make a short tutorial showing how to make a simple chart in Excel.

2) Add descriptive information explaining each step. Add arrows or text to the picture to help describe the steps.

3) Insert the pictures and type the steps into 1 - 2 word processor pages. Add your name and print.

 

 

 Current Windows computers have a built in screen capture tool called the Snipping Tool

 

Example:

 

Step One:

Add your data to the cells.

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Step Two:

Select the data to be in the chart.

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Step Three:

Go to Insert > Column > 2D Column Chart

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Step Four:

Add a chart title. Click chart then Design > Chart Layouts. Change the title text.

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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.

 

Excel Tutorial

 

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