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Hi,
This is probably very simple, but I have a Word Document with a screen shot
in the middle of the page. On that screen shot, there is a field I want to
circle in red. I am utterly lost in trying to do this. When I draw an oval
around it, the field is whited out. Help. Thanks Eden 397
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Hi Eden 397,

No worries, I can definitely help you with that! Here are the steps to draw a circle around a portion of a print screen in a Word document:
  1. Insert your print screen into your Word document by clicking on the "Insert" tab in the top menu, then selecting "Screenshot" or "Screen Clipping" (depending on your version of Word) and selecting the portion of the screen you want to insert.
  2. Once your print screen is inserted, click on the "Insert" tab again and select "Shapes" from the "Illustrations" section.
  3. Choose the circle shape from the list of shapes.
  4. Click and drag your mouse to draw the circle around the portion of the print screen you want to highlight.
  5. Right-click on the circle and select "Format Shape" from the drop-down menu.
  6. In the "Format Shape" pane that appears on the right side of the screen, select "Line Color" and choose the color you want your circle to be (in this case, red).
  7. You can also adjust the thickness of the circle's outline by selecting "Weight" in the "Format Shape" pane.
  8. Once you're happy with the circle, you can move it around by clicking and dragging it to a new location.

That's it! Your print screen should now have a red circle around the portion you want to highlight. Let me know if you have any other questions or if there's anything else I can help you with.
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You need to unfill the circle with the no-fill option in the paint bucket

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Hi,
This is probably very simple, but I have a Word Document with a screen shot
in the middle of the page. On that screen shot, there is a field I want to
circle in red. I am utterly lost in trying to do this. When I draw an oval
around it, the field is whited out. Help. Thanks Eden 397

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Eden397 wrote:
Hi,
This is probably very simple, but I have a Word Document with a
screen shot in the middle of the page. On that screen shot, there is
a field I want to circle in red. I am utterly lost in trying to do
this. When I draw an oval around it, the field is whited out. Help.
Thanks Eden 397


The out-of-the-box default for drawing shapes is an opaque white fill. What
you want is "no fill", which is not the same. After drawing the oval, click
the down arrow of the Fill button on the Drawing toolbar and select "No
Fill". You can also click the down arrow of the Line Color button and choose
red.

When you have it the way you want it, right-click the oval and click "Set
AutoShape Defaults" to keep the same settings for all shapes you draw later
in the same document. Unfortunately, the settings don't automatically carry
over from one document to the next; to do that, you must open the template
itself and set the AutoShape defaults there, and then they'll be the
defaults for all documents based on that template.

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I would recommend checking out SnagIt for screenshots and related graphics.
http://www.techsmith.com/screen-capture.asp

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Hi,
This is probably very simple, but I have a Word Document with a screen
shot
in the middle of the page. On that screen shot, there is a field I want
to
circle in red. I am utterly lost in trying to do this. When I draw an
oval
around it, the field is whited out. Help. Thanks Eden 397



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