Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Screen Capture Graphics (Print)

In this lab, you screen-capture a graphic and then crop unwanted material out of it using any of the techniques discussed in Chapter 11 of Power Tools for Technical Communication:
  1. First, go to the full-page PDF file (see below) and screen-capture the portion containing the image of the earth. (Resize your PDF viewer so that only the image is showing.)
  2. Paste your screen capture into your preferred image-editing (such as Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro) or word-processing software (WordPerfect, Word Pro, Word).
  3. Use your software to crop out unwanted portions of the screen capture, including the label at the top, "The Greenhouse Effect." (See Chapter 11 on ways of doing this.)
  4. If you used image-processing software, copy this cropped graphic and paste it into a document you start in your preferred word-processing software.
  5. Center the pasted graphic on the page and beneath it center this title: "Greenhouse Effect."
  6. Include a source citation after this title. Use the following materials to create a properly designed citation (see Chapter 21): http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/kids/greenhouse.html; date you visited this site; January 7, 2000 as the date it was published; Environmental Protection Agency as the corporate author.
  7. Put your name, Screen captures: Print, and the date on this document, and print it out for your instructor.

Here is the PDF file from which you make the screen capture: global warming page

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