Do you ever use Paint? You know, the drawing program that comes loaded on every PC? Do you find it easy to use?

If you find Paint a little constraining – or if it just drives you up the wall – take a look at Dabbleboard!

Dabbleboard is an online white board.

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Wait a minute, now. I know “whiteboard” doesn’t sound exciting. But look at what it can do:

1. Draw a circle and dabbleboard takes your shaky, imperfect drawing and makes a nice, clean circle. It can tell when you’re trying to draw a rectangle, triangle, or trapezoid too.

2. You want the lines to make to look all squiggly just like you drew them? Select freehand and your lines will be as shaky as you want them.

3. Want to draw on top of a photo? Upload an image and go to town.

If you want to watch Dabbleboard in action, watch this video to get a feel for it’s coolness.

Or, if you’re up to the challenge, give Dabbleboard a try right now! You don’t even have to sign up to use it. How cool is that???

Here’s the one I made. Can you do better? (I bet you can…) If you feel like sharing, post a link to your drawing in the comments!

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Have you ever seen a demonstration where a presenter shows web pages right in their Powerpoint – without going online? How about when someone asks for help getting an image from the web into their project, but Cut & Paste will not work? Or maybe you’ve been asked by a support line to Email a picture of the error message appearing on your screen?

Screen Shot is a handy way to include a snapshot of a web page image in Emails, Word Documents, or Powerpoint slides.

How does Screen Shot work?
If you’ve done Cut & Paste in Windows, then this will sound familiar. First, locate the web page using your browser. Set up your screen to show exactly what you want to show, by changing the Window size or View. Once your screen looks exactly as you want to show it, you’re ready.

2. Next, click Start >

  1. Type PRINT SCREEN key at the top right of the keyboard.
  2. Next, click on Start Menu > Accessories > PAINT.
  3. In Paint, Edit > Paste.
  4. Save this File to your Desktop. Select “Save as Type”: JPEG.
  5. Use Insert > Picture (from file) to add this image to any Powerpoint or Word file. Use Attachment to include the file with an Email.

Tips

  • Paste a Screen Shot directly into a Word or Powerpoint without saving in Paint for one-time Screen Shots.
  • Use Picnik (online image editor) to crop or resize it.
  • Use ALT + PRINT SCREEN to reproduce a selected Window, rather than the entire screen.