Outlook 2010 has a cool but obscure feature that might save you some time: Insert Screenshot, which lets you quickly create a screen grab and insert it into the body of your email.
Instead of having to first take the screenshot, save it to disk, then insert it as an attachment in your email, you can just use Outlook's Insert menu:
- Create a new email message and click in the body of the message.
- Under the Insert tab, click Screenshot. Depending on your ribbon menu setup, this might be a tiny icon -- specifically, a little camera icon with a dotted rectangle.
- From the Screenshot dropdown, click on one of the available windows to insert it. If you don't see a window you want to insert, make sure the program isn't minimised to the taskbar.
- Alternatively, if you want just a portion of the screen, click on the Screen Clipping button at the bottom of the Screenshot dropdown. This will bring up a crosshair cursor for you to drag around the area of the screen you want to select.
Your selection should then be inserted into your email. Voila!
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