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Capture Screen History

Screen History creates recordings of IBM 3270 and 5250 host screens as you navigate to them. VT screens can be recorded using manual capture. You can view and/or verify the information from those screens, and send multiple host screens to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook (Email Message and Note only), if they are installed on your computer.

Note: Only text areas of the host screen are included in the recorded image; host graphics images are not included.

To view past screens

  1. Open the Screen History task pane as follows:

    If you are using this "look and feel"

    Do this...

    The Reflection button

    Reflection Ribbon

    On the Session ribbon, click the Office Tools Screen History button.

    The Reflection button

    Reflection Browser

    On the Reflection menu, choose View and then Screen History.

  2. Click a screen thumbnail.

    The screen snapshot appears in the main window.

The following commands are also available from the toolbar in the Screen History task pane:


To do this


Save the contents of the Screen History task pane as a file (.RSHX). When you close your session, your screen history is not maintained unless you save it to a separate file.

To reopen the file later, it must be saved in a trusted location.


Open a previously saved Screen History file.

Copy As

Copy the selected screen to the Clipboard as text or a bitmap image.

Office Tools

Open the Office Tools dialog box to send one or more host screens from your screen history to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Outlook (Email Message and Note only), if they are installed on your computer.

Manual Capture

Create a manual screen capture within the Screen History task pane. (This is helpful for when you want to capture any text you've entered before you leave the screen.)

Live Screen

Return to the currently active host screen.

Reverse Order

Show the most recent screens at the top of the task pane. Click again to revert to the original order.

Clear All

Clear all of the contents at once.


Put the task pane into auto-hide mode. This collapses the task pane against the side of the application frame. (To re-open the task pane, mouse over the side of the frame.)

Related Topics

Integrate Host Data with Office Tools

Capture Screens Manually

Navigate Screen History From the Ribbon

Configure Screen History Dialog Box