When recording in the Developer, you press PRINTSCREEN after each action. There are three categories of actions: Mouse, String Input, and Keyboard.
A Mouse action is any action performed with the mouse, including clicking, dragging, or pointing. The frames for each type of mouse action are recorded differently, as described in the following list:
Click: A click action includes clicking, double-clicking, or triple-clicking the left, middle, or right mouse button. This action is the simplest to record. You press the PRINTSCREEN key after each click, double-click, or triple-click.
Drag: A drag action is defined as clicking and holding the left, middle, or right mouse button while moving the mouse. This can include dragging to select text or cells or dragging an object (such as a graphic) across the screen. This action includes pressing the mouse button (left/middle/right button down), moving the mouse, and releasing the mouse button (left/middle/right mouse button up). A drag action, then, has several parts and involves more than one frame. First, you press and hold the mouse button and press the PRINTSCREEN key to record the first frame. By default, the Developer creates several "incremental" screenshots as you drag that serve to illustrate the area as it is highlighted, or the movement of the object you are dragging. Then, you release the mouse button to complete the action and press PRINTSCREEN again. If you disable automatic drag and drop recording, you need to press PRINTSCREEN as you drag to capture the "incremental" screenshots. When you release the mouse button after dragging, you need to press PRINTSCREEN again.
Point: A point action is defined as using the mouse to point to an object on the screen, such as pointing to a menu item to display the submenu. You press the PRINTSCREEN key to capture the frame after you point to the submenu.
Wheel: A wheel action is defined as rolling the center wheel button on the mouse. You press the PRINTSCREEN key after each wheel action.
Note: You can select or deselect the Enable automatic recording option on the Recorder page of the Options dialog box to enable or disable automatic drag and drop recording.
A String Input action is defined as entering text into a document or field by typing on the keyboard. You press the PRINTSCREEN key after you have typed the text to capture the screen with the text.
A Keyboard action is defined as pressing any function key, cursor movement key, or any other single key, such as ENTER, TAB, ESC, INSERT, or DELETE. This action type also includes key combinations, such as CTRL+A and SHIFT+ENTER. You press the PRINTSCREEN key after pressing the key or key combination to record the result.