The snipping tool is a great feature in Windows that unfortunately few people know about. It lets you “snip” portions of your screen and save them as pictures. While you may not immediately see the usefulness of this tool, let me give you one example. Suppose you are frustrated with an error message that pops up on your screen and you would like to get your building tech to fix the problem. The next time the error occurs, you “snip” the message and paste it into an email. Now the tech can clearly “see” the problem you are having.
Once you try the snipping tool, you will find many uses for this simple and powerful tool. I love it and use it almost daily to help clarify explanations in email or to enhance my documents. The tool allows you to capture any portion of your screen and then add quick annotations to the image. So when a picture is worth a 1,000 words, use this tool and save yourself all that typing.