Power Tools for Technical Communication:
Screen Captures (Web Pages)


In this lab, you screen-capture a graphic, crop unwanted material out of it using any of the techniques discussed in Chapter 11 of Power Tools for Technical Communication, and link to it in web page. To be ready for this project, you need to have have studied Chapter 17 in Power Tools for Technical Communication and have done at least one other web-page formatting project:
  1. Using a simple text editor or web-page editor of your choice, create a simple web page like the one shown in Chapter 17 entitled My First Web Page. Between the <TITLE> and </TITLE> tags and between the <H1> and </H1> tags, substitute Web Graphics: Screen Captures.
  2. 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.)
  3. Paste your screen capture into your preferred image-editing (such as Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro).
  4. 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.)
  5. Save this image as a GIF.
  6. Use the IMG SRC tags to link directly to the graphic in the web page you just started. Center the graphic on the web page and beneath it center this title: "Greenhouse Effect."
  7. 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.
  8. Put your name, Screen captures: Web Page, 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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