Snipping Tool has...disappeared!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Harry Krause, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Harry Krause

    Harry Krause Guest

    My VISTA snipping tool has disappeared. Can't find it anywere. When I
    look through HELP from Explorer and I click on OPEN SNIPPING TOOL,
    nothing happens. Searched through my directories, too.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
    Harry Krause, Apr 6, 2007
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  2. Harry Krause

    Harry Krause Guest


    Found the program, but now it refuses to open. Weird. Any ideas?
     
    Harry Krause, Apr 6, 2007
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  3. Harry Krause

    Harry Krause Guest


    I had turned off TABLET programs...it's part of that set. Sheesh.
     
    Harry Krause, Apr 6, 2007
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  4. Harry Krause

    Doris Day Guest

    What's a snipping tool? The last time I used one, my male dog became an it
    dog.

    Love and Kisses,
    Doris
     
    Doris Day, Apr 6, 2007
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  5. I found the tool as you had to by finding and turning on PC Tablet
    "extensions" in VISTA Business.

    But although I can snip with it perfectly it refuses to copy to the
    clipboard so I can paste into a document, but it will save the snip as
    a file.

    If you get yours running I'd be interesting to know if this is what is
    happening to you.
     
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Apr 7, 2007
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  6. Harry Krause

    Harry Krause Guest


    I'll give that a trial...I normally snip to a file.
     
    Harry Krause, Apr 7, 2007
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  7. Harry Krause

    Harry Krause Guest


    Mine copies to the clipboard and allows me to paste the snip into a
    document, and it saves the snip as a file, too.
     
    Harry Krause, Apr 7, 2007
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  8. Harry Krause

    Guest Guest

    Are you sure it doesn't copy to the clipboard. It is only copied as a
    bitmap. Therefore internet groovy programs turn up their nose at this. EG In
    Outlook Express it will appear (to you) that there is nothing on the
    clipboard because OE went through the list of formats it understands and
    couldn't find one on the clipboard.

    You should have mentioned what program. Technical accuracy is important.

    If that is the case paste into Paint or Word, Cut it and it will paste
    nearly everywhere with Word (especially if you use Paste Special) and to
    anything you are likely to see with Paint. You can view what formats are on
    the clipboard that your program understands by viewing the options in the
    Edit menu - Paste Special. Because Word converts different formats to a
    different set of other formats so pasting it back into word in a different
    format to what you cut it from word will will result in a different set of
    formats on the clipboard next time you copy or cut it.

    When something is placed on the clipboard the program putting it there puts
    the data in as many formats as it can putting the best format (in its
    opinion) for that data first and the worse format last. This is why word is
    a great converter as it puts lots of formats up. The program being pasted
    then asks the clipboard "do you have anything", then if yes, "Do you have it
    in my favourite format", then if no, "Do you have it in my second favourite
    format", and so on. The clipboard also does conversions of traditional
    windows data formats (so for text, bmp, wmf, emf). Apart from emf (wmf with
    extra features and compatible with each other), I don't think GDI+ formats
    are converted. So if a program ask for unicode but there is only ansi text
    available to clipboard will convert it automatically. Ditto for wmf and bmp
    files.

    OE's excuse for not supporting a core dataformat of windows is that it isn't
    a web standard. I'd like to meet him in a dark street.
     
    Guest, Apr 7, 2007
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  9. Thanks for the update.

    I can now make it do what I need, thanks, although the limitations of
    BMP files in some applications is a nuisance for some purposes.
     
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Apr 8, 2007
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