Word 2010: Create and Insert Screenshots into Your Document

Posted July 20, 2009 by Rob Rogers in Microsoft Word

One of the new features in Microsoft’s Word 2010 is the ability to take screenshots using Word itself, no need for additional software. You can automatically grab a screenshot of an open window or highlight the specific area you wish to capture.

To select an available screenshot of an open window:

1. Make sure that the window you wish to grab a screenshot of is not minimized.

2. Open Word.

3. Go to the Ribbon and select the Insert tab.

4. Go to the Illustrations section and click Screenshot.

5. Select the thumbnail representing the window you wish to capture.

6. The screencapture will be inserted into your document, where you can resize it to meet your needs.

To highlight a specific area and capture it:

1. Open Word.

2. Go to the Ribbon and select the Insert tab.

3. Go to the Illustrations section and click Screenshot.

4. Select Screen Clipping.

5. Use your mouse to frame the area you wish to capture.

6. The captured area will be inserted into your document.

 

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  • nice!!! i had no idea you could this in word 2010!

    like always, the shamanstears is on it! 🙂