5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 5, 2012 1:23 AM by Pepijn Godefroy RSS

    Full screen mode real full screen - so WITHOUT scroll bars?

    Pepijn Godefroy Community Member

      In CS2, full screen was full screen, so without any clutter you could make screenshots that were ready to use in booklets or presentations.

       

      CS5 (and maybe also CS4 which I didn't own) kept the scroll bars always in sight, forcing us to crop all screenshots afterwards, tedious work...

       

      I hoped CS6 would solve this, but it does not seem so.

       

      Anybody know of a workaround?

        • 1. Re: Full screen mode real full screen - so WITHOUT scroll bars?
          Monika Gause MVP

          On the Mac it would be fairly easy to make a screenshot by selection. On the PC probably as well, at least with third party software.

          • 2. Re: Full screen mode real full screen - so WITHOUT scroll bars?
            Pepijn Godefroy Community Member

            True. It is a little more work, but most important, the screenshots are then never exactly the same, so in a presentation you see little shifts...

            A simple "hide scrollbars" would be fantastic

            • 3. Re: Full screen mode real full screen - so WITHOUT scroll bars?
              JETalmage Community Member

              Save A Copy as a PDF. Open it in Reader. View>Full Screen Mode. Take your screenshot.

               

              (Frankly, you probably ought to be building your presentations as PDFs anyway.)

               

              JET

              • 4. Re: Full screen mode real full screen - so WITHOUT scroll bars?
                emil emil Community Member

                Pepijn Godefroy wrote:

                ...forcing us to crop all screenshots afterwards, tedious work...

                you don't have to crop each screenshot one by one. I'm on Windows and what I do is press PrtSc button then in Photoshop File > New and it will create a new document with the size of the clipboard image. Then Paste. Back in Illustrator make each new screenshot with PrtSc and Paste in Photoshop. Each Paste will create a new layer in Photoshop. Once done crop at once all layers and then File > Scripts > Export Layers to Files. Not tedious at all.

                For future use you can save a blank Photoshop file with a cropping selection. To create it, paste one screenshot, make a selection excluding the scroll bars or defining the area of interest, right click and choose Save Selection, delete the layer, and Save.

                Next time open this document and paste all screenshots in it. When done, load the saved selection from the Channels panel by holding Ctrl and clicking on the icon of the saved selection, then Image > Crop.

                • 5. Re: Full screen mode real full screen - so WITHOUT scroll bars?
                  Pepijn Godefroy Community Member

                  Tnx for all the helpful tips, but thing is, it is all extra work via 3d party routes etcetera where in earlier versions of CS I had perfect screenshots that didn't need extra work...

                  Why not just give us the option to hide the scroll bars???? Why remove a function that you had without a logical reason? So there is people who want scroll bars in full screen mode, give them the option to add them, but don't take the other away....

                   

                  Anyway, there seems to be no trickin illustrator itself.

                   

                  By the way, I don't use PDF for presentations because Adobe also removed a very nice option in acrobat, embed page thuumbnails in a pdf.

                  Now, whenever you shuffle an image in the page navigation panel, what you often do when building a story, acrobat let's me wait until it has redrawn all thumbnails, EVERY TIME!!

                  and that takes for ages if there are vector based images in the pdf....

                   

                  Again, they removed an option without logical reasons it seems...

                  Now I use iView Multimedia Pro (which Microsoft bought and renamed Expression Media and then discontinued....)

                  works like a dream and can also batch crop images I discovered