Saturday, November 29, 2008

How to attach files to your messages in Yahoo groups?

I am finding some members of the yahoo group are attaching the files to their messages. The attachments are not forwarded to the destination email particularly in the " Daily Digest " mode. For instance the file attached with a recent email has the following default description is mentioned at the end of the email when it is opened by accessing the group Home page.
Attachment(not stored)
If you wish to see that your file is accessed by Member, the best way is to not to attach, but to use the Files option [also called Files sharing ]on the left hand side index of Home page in Yahoo group []

How to proceed:
1. Click on the Files option
2. Click Browse to select a file to upload. If you do not see the Browse button, your browser does not support file uploading.
3. Give description of your file
4. Enable [ Check mark ] to Send a message to the group announcing this file.
I have followed this method. I have first converted into pdf file My blog posted on Then uploaded pdf copy of this blog on Please check Files option to open this file.
The Best Benefits:
(1) Some Internet Service Providers [ISP] prohibit to forward attachments to the emails. Though your text shows that you have attached a file it might not be received due to technical reasons. You may write in your email advising the recipient to access the file in FILES folder in the yahoo group (2) You can park your file in the group as long as you want or till the purpose is fulfilled.
(3) You can opt to send a notification to all the members about your file sharing instead of your sending a separate message.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Screenshot Capturing Free Utility

We all know Print screen (often abbreviated Prt Scr, Print Scrn, Prt Scn, Prt Sc or Prnt Scrn) is a key present on most keyboards, typically situated in the same section as the break key and scroll lock key. In Microsoft Windows, pressing print screen will capture the entire screen, while pressing the alt key in combination with print screen will capture the currently selected window. The captured image can then be pasted into an editing program such as a word processor, email, or graphics software.

Recently I started using Faststone Capture which is a screenshot capturing utility with advanced features that can capture the entire desktop, individual windows or objects as scrolling areas offscreen . I liked this utility as it is a powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and even scrolling windows/web pages.
FaststoneCapture panel
We can choose to send captures to editor, file, clipboard, printer, email, Word/PowerPoint document or upload them to any website. Editing tools include annotating (texts, arrowed lines, highlights), resizing, cropping, sharpening, watermarking, applying edge effects and many more. It also allows you to record screen activities and sound into highly compressed video files. Other features include global hotkeys, automatic filename generation, support for external editors, a color picker, a screen magnifier and a screen ruler.

By using this utility, I have captured the adjoining "Capture Panel" image from

This is by far my favorite screen capturing program (I compared no less than 6 others before writing in my blog). It is powerful, well designed, and uses a very small amount of memory. The latest version of this utility has become a shareware [available for $19.95 for lifetime license], To download the last freeware version (5.3) click or copy & paste the link You will be able to download a zip file 1.3MB size. If you have problem, you can ask to get a freeware from me.