Sunday, October 10, 2010

Manual creation helpers

Ever wanted to create a manual for you application? Well, instead of pressing the print screen button and then editing the captured screens you may use a few build-in tools of windows 7 to help you out. The first tool I would like to mention is the “Snipping Tool” (located in Accessories) which allows you to select the region you want to capture and then edit it. The second one is the amazing “Problem Steps Recorder” (psr.exe located in windows\system32 folder) which allows you to record the steps you do and writes a pretty nice tutorial for you. The only problem is that it takes full screen pictures, but you can always resize the screen resolution and hide the start menu bar.

Hope this will help save a few hours from the nasty manual making job!