Solo Tip Tuesday: Use Problem Steps Recorder to Record and Save Steps You Take On Your Computer

by Reba Nance on May 21, 2013

Windows 7 has a Problem Steps Recorder feature that will capture the steps you take on a computer, including a text description of where you clicked and a picture of the screen (called a screenshot) during each click. In addition, it notes the exact date and time the action took place, and allows you to add comments (annotations). This is a useful tool for when you’re having problems with your computer and want to document the issues so an IT professional (or a savvy friend) can help you solve them. It also is used by people who create a lot of documents with screenshots or need to document procedures.

Learn more about the feature and instructions on how to use Problem Steps Recorder. Microsoft’s website will walk you through how to record and save the steps, send the problem steps in an email, annotate the problem steps and adjust the settings. You can adjust the settings to disable screen capture for when your screen contains personal or confidential information that you don’t want to share. Give it a try!

You can see this tip and others, on topics ranging from Outlook and Word help to App reviews and online tools, all here.

Longtime readers of the Colorado Bar Association’s C-Brief, its weekly eNewsletter, know each week there is a tip from Law Practice Management Director Reba Nance. Those tips are moving beyond the newsletter and now have a permanent home within the Practice Management section of CBA’s website. We’ll share some of the best tips each week here as Solo Tip Tuesday.

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