Exploring the Windows 7 Tools

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Exploring the Windows 7 Tools

Exploring the Windows 7 Tools

Windows 7 provides new and familiar tools you can work with.

Windows 7 Calculator

If you have used previous versions of Windows, you will be familiar with the Windows Calculator. In Windows 7, the Calculator can be used as a basic calculator, as well as a scientific, programming, and statistical calculator.

To use the Calculator:

  1. Select the Start menu button.
  2. In the Search programs and files text box, type "calculator".
  3. Select the Calculator.
  4. Select View.
  5. Select a mode.
  6. Type in your calculation.

Snipping Tool

One of the new features of Windows 7 is the Snipping Tool. You can use the Snipping Tool to take a screenshot of an item on your screen.

To use the Snipping Tool:

  1. Select the Start menu button.
  2. In the Search programs and files text box, type "snipping tool".
  3. Select the Snipping Tool.
  4. The Snipping Tool dialog box appears.
  5. Drag to select an area to capture.
  6. The mark-up window is displayed, showing the screenshot.
  7. To save the screenshot, select the File menu, and select Save As.
  8. Type a name in the File name text box, and click Save.
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