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  • Print Screen and Alpha 5

    I am trying to get a screen capture of just the active window in A5v5. This will work with Alt PrtScrn and paste for the introductory select a directory dialog and works in other apps.
    I cannot get it to work for dialogs created in A5. I have tried this both with regular alt printscreen and also with Irfan View a screen capture utility. It always wants to capture the whole Alpha 5 window.
    Does anyone have any advice on how to get this to work?


  • #2
    RE: Print Screen and Alpha 5

    Hello Russ,

    I use a neat little program called PrintScreen. There are several levels to this program, so I'm not sure if the freeware or trialware offers this feature, but:

    PrintScreen allows you, upon pressing the print screen button, to define which area of the screen you want to capture. It works great.



    • #3
      RE: Print Screen and Alpha 5

      The one I'm using is supposed to do this correctly also but doesn't. It works with other programs but only with some parts of alpha. As I said it works on the intro box but not on any forms I make. The same thing happens with alt printscreen.
      Does yours work correctly with Alpha? If so can you advise a url for it. Putting print screen in google returns too many hits to find it that way.



      • #4
        RE: Print Screen and Alpha 5

        This one works great with A5, and you can get a free download to try:

        Gary Traub
        Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


        • #5
          RE: Print Screen and Alpha 5

          I use "Printkey2000" for capturing screen shots. It will print or save to file just the area that you lasso. It is dnldbl free or I can email it to you.


          • #6
            RE: Print Screen and Alpha 5

            Thanks Ed,
            I downloaded Gadwin Printscreen 2.5 and it works they way it should. Like yours I can lasso an area.

            Thanks for the input.
            Problem solved.



            • #7
              RE: Print Screen and Alpha 5

              Actually what I find seems to work best is use the Gadwin program to capture and use the Irfan for viewing and manipulating if need be. I can set the file association in Irfan so it opens the jpg in it.
              Both programs are freeware.