Last week, as I was shopping on the Internet, I saw a shirt that I thought would be really great for my Dadâ€™s birthday. Before ordering the shirt, I ran it by my Mom, just in case she had any other recommendations. So how did I get my Momâ€™s feedback? Usually, I just send her a link to the Web site and ask her to take a look. Recently, instead of sending her a link, I have been using the new Screenshot feature in Outlook 2010.
When Iâ€™m writing my e-mail message to my Mom, I go to the Insert tab, click the Screenshot icon, and then click Screen Clipping.
I use my mouse pointer to select the shirt and the price,
which is then automatically added into my message.
I can also resize the picture, and then send it to my Mom.
By using the Screenshot feature, I have been saving my Mom from doing extra work because she doesnâ€™t have to open a link to see the shirt that I was looking at on the Web site. Iâ€™ve also found this handy when Iâ€™m trying to explain to my Mom how to do something on the Internet. Instead of describing on the phone what Iâ€™m seeing, I can easily take step-by-step screenshots of the current Web site that Iâ€™m browsing and then send the screenshots to her using Outlook 2010.
If you have already used Screenshots in your messages, let us know how by leaving a comment!
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