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Tip of the Month: How to Use Screen Capture Tool

Word 2010 features a built in screen capture tool. You can quickly and easily add a screenshot to your Office file to enhance the readability or capture information without leaving the program that you are working in. You can use it to take a picture of all or part of the windows open on your computer.

  1. Open the program, browser session or workspace that you want to take the screenshot from.
  2. Open the Microsoft Office application that you want to add the screenshot to.
  3. Place your cursor in the section of the Office document you want the screenshot to be added to
  4. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group (Images Group in PowerPoint), click Screenshot.
  5. The Available Windows menu appears. To add the whole window, click the thumbnail in the Available Windows gallery.
  6. To add part of the window, click Screen Clipping.
  7. The Microsoft program will minimize and the screen will become grey. The mouse pointer will become a cross.
  8. Press and hold the left mouse button and drag to select the area of your screen that you want to capture.
  9. Release the mouse button and the image will be automatically inserted into Word.
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