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Add handwritten notes and voice instructions to cut-and-paste images

Add handwritten notes and voice instructions to cut-and-paste images
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How many times have you given someone instructions, like driving directions or a step-by-step recipe, only to have them mess it up? They don't arrive on time, or your famous chocolate chip cookies take a hit in the reputation department because they incorrectly wrote down your instructions.

Typing instructions into an email can help sometimes. But, how easy is it to misunderstand something someone writes down, like a teacher's emailed homework assignment? "On page 30, do math problems 11-20, even." Wait, "Do you mean 12-20, even, plus No. 11?"

It would be much easier if you could cut and paste an image, like page 30 from that math book or your cookie recipe, then use a pen or highlighter to draw arrows and circle things, so they can see what you mean. Plus, add your voice to clarify your instructions like, "Do you see this exit for JFK Parkway? Drive one exit past it to JFK Road."

You can do all that with Microsoft Garage's fun, and easy-to-use tool Snip. You can cut and paste an image (or create one), and add to it using its onscreen pens, a highlighter pen and a microphone. (See the video on the next page.)

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