How to take a screenshot on Windows 10
Take a screenshot on Windows 10 (Copy the window or screen contents). When using Office programs with Windows, there are two ways to copy the contents of what you see on your screen (commonly referred to as a “screen shot” or “screen capture”). You can use the Snipping Tool or the PRINT SCREEN key.
#1. Using the Snipping Tool to Take a screenshot on Windows 10
Use Snipping Tool to capture screenshots on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7
Capture any of the following types of snips:
|Free-form snip||Draw a free-form shape around an object.|
|Rectangular snip||Drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.|
|Window snip||Select a window, such as a dialog box, that you want to capture.|
|Full-screen snip||Capture the entire screen.|
#2. Using the PRINT SCREEN key
Pressing PRINT SCREEN captures an image of your entire screen and copies it to the Clipboard in your computer’s memory. You can then paste (CTRL+V) the image into a document, email message, or other file.
The text you see on your keyboard might be PrtSc, PrtScn, or PrntScrn. The other text on the Print Screen key is usually SysRq.
Copy only the image of the active window
The active window is the window that you are currently working in. Only one window can be active at a time.
Copy the entire image on the screen
Modify the image
- Paste (CTRL+V) the image into a drawing application, such as Microsoft Paint, and by using the tools available in your drawing application, you can add circles around text or images you want to highlight or crop anything that you don’t want to appear in the image.
For more complex modifications, it is recommended that you use the Snipping Tool to capture your screen shot.