Working with screen captures

Another way to work with host screens is to navigate to several screens on your host terminal and use the Create Screen Capture icon, shown in the table above, to capture representations of host screens. After you have captured some host screens, you can work with them without being connected to the host computer. You must create screen captures in order to modify default rendering items or create global rules.

When you create screen captures, they are stored in the Screen Captures folder within your project. To work with a screen capture, expand the folder in the ZIETrans Projects view, then double-click the name of the screen capture to start the screen capture editor. The editor shows the host screen; click the Preview tab at the bottom to see how this screen would be transformed by your project.

Click the Host Screen tab at the bottom to return to the host screen. From this tab you can use the icons on the toolbar at the top of the editor to create a screen customization, screen combination, or transformation based on this screen capture. The name of the screen event or transformation defaults to the name of the screen capture.

Note: Screen captures of video terminal (VT) host screens can be used to create or customize a macro using the Visual Macro Editor and as the check-in screen when configuring pooling. They cannot be used to create screen customizations, screen combinations, transformations, default rendering, or global rules.