Q. How do I take a screenshot?

Answer

The best way to take a screenshot depends on what kind of computer (PC or Mac) you're using.

Screenshots on a Windows Machine

To take a screenshot while you are working on Windows XP or Windows Vista, follow either of the options below:

    Hold down Control AND Print Screen to capture the entire screen
    Hold down Alt AND Print Screen to capture only the selected open window

Since you are working on Windows, the image is copied to the "Clipboard." You won't see the image until you open a program such as email, Word or Powerpoint and paste it into the document.

Snipping Tool Option

From the Start menu, search Snipping Tool and click to open. The Snipping Tool will open and your cursor will turn into a plus sign.
    Click and drag your mouse across the area of the screen you want to capture. Your image will appear within the Snipping Tool window.
    To save your image, go to File > Save As and choose a name and location for your saved file.

You can either copy and paste it into an email/Word document/PowerPoint/etc, or simply drag and drop it into your open document.


Screenshots on a Mac

To take a screenshot while you are working on a Mac, follow either of the options below:

    Hold down the Shift key AND the Command/Apple key AND 3 to capture the entire screen
    Hold down the Shift key AND the Command/Apple key AND 4 to produce crosshairs, which allow you to select whichever part of the screen you would like

On a Mac, the screenshot image is automatically downloaded to the desktop, usually named something generic like, "Picture1.png". You can either copy and paste it into an email/Word document/PowerPoint/etc, or simply drag and drop it into your open document.

 

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  • Last Updated Jun 22, 2017
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  • Answered By Shanti Freundlich

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