Use the Screenshot Tool in Word

Have you ever wanted to take a snapshot of something on your monitor, but didn’t think that you could because you didn’t have a screen capture program?

If you are using Word 2010, there is a screenshot tool that can insert an image into a document. It gives you the power to take a screen shot of any program or document that you have open on your computer, or take a “picture” of a section of any open program or document.

To Create a Screenshot:

  • Have whatever you want to take a picture of open (a program, website page or document) and your Word program.
  • Click the Insert tab and select the down arrow on the Screenshot button in the Illustrations section.
  • Thumbnail images of the programs and documents you have open on your desktop will be displayed. Click the image you would like.
  • The picture will be inserted instantly into your Word document. You can use the image formatting tools to crop, resize, add borders, etc…

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To Insert a Screen Clipping:

  • Open the program, website page or document that you would like to capture and your Word program.
  • Click the Insert tab and select the down arrow on the Screenshot button in the Illustrations section.
  • Underneath the thumbnail images of open programs and documents, choose the Screen Clipping button.
  • Click and drag your mouse across the area of the window that you want to capture. The Screen Clipping tool will display the window you have open right underneath the Word document. If you have multiple programs and documents open, minimize the ones you don’t want to capture to your tool bar.