Do you use the Snapshot Tool?

For anyone using Adobe Acrobat 9, there is an incredibly useful (and powerful) tool called the Snapshot Tool.

Here is a screenshot of the tool:

LPM Tip Snapshot Tool

You can use the Snapshot Tool to select ANYTHING in an Acrobat file, take the Snapshot of the selected area, and then simply paste that selection in to a Word document.

This tool can be used in many different ways, including:

  • Copying accident scene diagrams out of police reports and pasting them into demand letters;
  • Copying handwritten notes in medical records into a medical chronology or a deposition outline; or
  • Copying a chart in a PDF and pasting it in to any document without having to muck around with formatting tables.

This tip is courtesy of James B. Reed Esq., Injury & Malpractice Lawyer in New York and Pennsylvania

Published November 25, 2009


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