Ever wanted to simply show someone how to do something in Windows rather than describe it? As the Answer Line author, I certainly have. Animated GIFs created by GifCam, a very small, portable utility by Bahrani Apps are now my preferred way to do that. Not only will it create animated GIFs of anything the transpires on your screen, it can also save them as universally-supported AVI movies.
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Small and cleverly designed
When I say very small utility, I mean it: a mere 700KB in GifCam's downloadable zipped form. I have Word documents larger than that. And as I described it above, it's portable, meaning you can run it from wherever you unzip it. That includes USB drives if you want to take it with you.