Snipping tool

My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit and i use the Snipping Tool to capture graphics and either save them or copy and paste into my Word documentation.
But sometimes when I want to capture a portion of the screen and it is already displayed, like when I hit start, and the screen displays, but when I start the snipping tool, the screen displayed goes away.  
How do i get the screen to stay put, whenever I hit the snipping tool to mark it and capture that portion of the desktop. Thank u.
jegajothyretiredAsked:
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duttcomCommented:
I use Techsmith Snag-it for this sort of thing (http://www.techsmith.com/snagit-gslp.html). You can set a timer which gives you enough time to open a dropdown (or the start menu) and get the screen or window looking exactly as you want it before it captures it. You can set it to capture the mouse cursor as well, which makes it handy for documenting procedures graphically The editing tools are great for annotating the screen captures.

This is  a screenshot made with Snag-it -
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pjamCommented:
Just click on a corner and drag your box.
sorry, I just reread your post.  Getting the start menu might be tougher.  I use Winsnap myself which has a deayed capture.  I will look at snipping tool to see if it has similar.

sorry don't see anything similar
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
If you want to capture a menu, then follow these instructions:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/use-snipping-tool-to-capture-screen-shots


If you want to capture a snip of a menu, such as the Start menu, follow these steps:
1. Open Snipping Tool by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Snipping Tool.

2. After you open Snipping Tool, press ESC, and then open the menu that you want to capture.

3. Press CTRL+PRINT SCREEN.

4. Click the arrow next to the New button, select a snip type from the menu, and then use your mouse or tablet pen to capture the menu.
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jcimarronCommented:
jegajothy--
For cases when the Snipping Tool is skittish, just use Winkey+PrnScn.  Open a graphics or word editor, )if the cursor is not already in the screen, right click on a blank spot and click Paste.  You can then save the file if you want.
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nobusbiljart fanCommented:
just use prntscrn button, as said above, and copy it into Paint

@ Lee : tx for that info - i learned something again!
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
Excellent suggestions, thank u.
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jcimarronCommented:
jegajothy---You are welcome.
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