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How to Make a Screen Shot to Save Your Settings

Kim, Mike's visitor from L.A. who attended our first PVNB FCP SIG meeting 4-22-03., told me he liked the settings session as that had puzzled him and he'd been afraid of screwing something up. I suggested he make a screen shot of a given settings window before making any changes so he'd have a record of his previous settings. Then, store all those screen shots in the same folder. Kim liked that idea.
Steps to making a screen shot:
1) Command + Shift + 4
2) Cursor becomes circled cross hair
3) Position cursor over upper left corner of settings window
4) Press and drag cursor to lower right corner of settings window
5) Release cursor -- you will hear sound of camera clicking
OS X -- find screen shot as .pdf file on desktop
OS 9 -- double-click system hard drive icon, then find screen shot as .pict file
In either OS X or OS 9, file name will be a number -- so, single click the file name to highlight it and a text box opens around the file name; change name to indicate contents of screen shot for later easy reference.
Views of changing file name on OS X Desktop:
1) default name: "Picture 1.pdf":
2) single click the file name to highlight it and make a text box open around it; here you can see the text cursor resting between "1" and ".":
3) change name to indicate settings window name, date and time that these were still the unchanged settings:
"preferences_general4-24-03_3pm.pdf"

4) In OS X, you can now preview file contents:
In the Dock, open Finder and navigate this path:
OS X>Users>Your user name Home>Desktop>Picture 1.pdf
Single click Picture 1.pdf to verify it is the file you want
Change file name as per steps 1-3 above and you should
see this:

5) Double-click the file name to open it and see your screen shot:

6) Drag screen shot into your screen shot folder

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