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Making the Most of Your Search: Saving Information

by Miriam • September 9, 2013

News Flash, People Search

Spokeo people search offers premium users a wealth of information, whether through the name, phone, email, username, or address searches. When you start a search, we want you to spend less time documenting the information you have, and more time gaining information from our service.  The best way to do this is by taking a screenshot. This is an easy step, yet often overlooked.  Here are the steps to take for Mac and Windows:

Mac OS X:  

Print Screen- Simply press down on the  “Command,” “Shift,” and “3” keys simultaneously. This will take a screenshot of your entire screen. If you need to select a certain part of your screen only, try Command, Shift, 4. This will turn your cursor into crosshairs, which you can use to select the area of the screen you need a shot of.

Mac Print Screen

Extended Print Screen- To take it one step further, if you would like a perfect shot of a window, try Command-Shift-4, followed by hitting space bar. This turns your cursor into a camera icon. Then, click on the window you need a picture of. By default, these screenshots will be saved to your desktop where you can move them, save them with different names, print them, or delete them.

Windows:

Print Screen – Pushing the “print screen” button on your keyboard will copy the entire screen, which you then can paste into your own document to print. To capture a shot of one window, be sure the window you want is all the way in front of the others and then press “Alt” and “Print Screen.” Usually, pasting these into the Microsoft Paint program is best. To do this, simply open up the Paint program and either right-click and select “Paste” from the menu or hit Ctrl+V on the keyboard. NOTE: In Windows 8, you can press the Windows key and Print Screen key to save a full-screen shot. This file is automatically saved to a folder in your Pictures folder.

PC Print Screen

Snipping Tool – Simply open this program, which is a free program already equipped on Windows Vista, 7, and 8 (Unfortunately not on Vista), select the arrow next to the “New” button, and choose which type of snip you want. You can select a Free-form Snip, which means you draw your own selection; a Rectangular snip, which allows you to select an area in the shape of a rectangle; a Window snip, which allows you to select an entire window; or a Full-screen snip, which takes a full-screen shot.

These helpful hints should allow you to keep better track of the information you’ve gained from your Spokeo searches, and keep you from having to write it all down, which can be a very tedious process. Stay tuned for our next blog regarding making the most of your search quotas. Good luck on your search! Post a note here to suggest any other tips you’d like to read about.

Photography credits: OSXdaily.com (mac keyboard) and Wikihow.com (PC keyboard)

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