the print to file option only seems applicable to printer file (.prn)
View-Screen Capture-Image Capture, then paste in word document and save word doc as a PDF.
The best way I know of is to install full Acrobat and print to PDF. You can zoom your view and print selection.
If you don't want to pay for Acrobat there are a few good free alternative apps.
file, save as should give you the PDF option to save,
I am not asking about printing a drawing. That does work fine with a PFD selection.
My question is about capturing a screenshot, say when looking at a part.
As you see below, there is no PDF option
the screenshot can be printed to a printer on paper,or a .prn file, but no PDF option
the prtscn from windows captures both moniters
I know this doesn't answer your question, but you can use alt+print screen to capture active window.
Right, that's why I suggested installing a PDF writer. Once installed, you would print it to PDF like you would print to a plotter. "Print to PDF" would be an option in the print settings.
Adobe Acrobat works great for this.
Just to continue what Andy was saying, if you have full Adobe, you can select "Adobe PDF" as the document printer:
This will just print/PDF the image on the model window, and does not include the feature tree or menus. And "Saving As" PDF as Frank was mentioning should also work this way, but if you want the entire screen captured, I think you would have to use the print screen/snipit method others were mentioning. Hope this helps.
Well in that case,
I either hit Print Screen on the keyboard and paste it into another program, (paint, word...)
or I use the Snipet tool that comes with windows in accessories,
This is what I was referring to when saving a PDF, not printing a PDF.
Snagit would work GREAT for this, but it's not free. But it is awesome software.
One of the save as options is PDF.
the winner is view>screen capture>image capture
then open an email and paste directly in
I was hoping there existed a short simple way.
Judy, you can also paste into an email with the alt+print screen option for reference.
Aha! Well, we thought you wanted a PDF!
My favorite method for an image in an email is to just use the built in Windows 7 Snipping Tool (I think it's been mentioned).
The cool thing about the snipping tool is 1- it's free and already installed and 2 - once you snip something on your screen, the program automatically copies the image to the clipboard. You can even scribble or highlight on the image if you want to (but it's often looks like a 5 year old drew it).
Anyway, since it instantly copies it to your clipboard, you just need to open an email and paste. Done.
The snipping tool also has the great added bonus of being able to snip anything on your screen, not just SW stuff.
I used to use it 10x a day (literally) until we upgraded to Snagit, which is the snipping tool on steroids.
I used Snagit here because it lets me draw arrows
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