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Windows: Screenshot

Windows 8

  • Press the Windows logo key +PrtScn. (On a tablet-press the Windows logo button+ the volume down button)
  • The screen will dim for a moment when the screen is copied
  • The screenshot will be saved as a file in the Screenshots folder in the Pictures folder

Previous Windows Operating Systems

Click the window that needs screenshot

  • Select the Print Screen button on the keyboard (The ⎙ PrtScr button may be labeled "PrtScn", "Prnt Scrn", "Print Scr" On most keyboards, the button is usually found between F12 and Scroll)
    On EKU laptop keyboards press the Fn or "Function" key and then the "Print Screen" key

There will be no confirmation that a screenshot has been taken.

  • Click Start
  • Click Accessories
  • Click Paint or Word
  • In the Paint window or in Word click Edit
  • Click Paste (or Ctrl V)

When the image appears in Paint or Word:

  • Click File
  • Click Save As
  • In the Save As dialog box, in the File name box, type a name for the screen shot
  • Click Save
  • Print or email the saved screen shot like any other picture

Snipping Tool

Capture part or all of the PC screen, add notes, save the snip, or email it right from the Snipping Tool window.

  • Click Start
  • Enter Snip in the search box
  • Select Snipping Tool 

You can capture the following types of snips:

  • Free-form Snip:  Draw any shape around an object with your finger, mouse, or tablet pen.
  • Rectangular Snip: Drag the cursor around an object to form a rectangle.
  • Window Snip:  Choose a window—like a browser window or a dialog box.
  • Full-screen Snip:  Capture the entire screen.

Capture a snip

In Snipping Tool, tap or click the arrow next to the New button, choose the kind of snip, and then pick the area of the screen to capture. The snip is automatically copied to the Snipping Tool window.
Tip: Add notes to a snip by writing or drawing on or around the snip.

Capture a snip of a menu

  • After opening Snipping Tool, open the menu to capture in a screenshot
  • Press Ctrl+PrtScn
  • Tap or click the arrow next to the New button, choose the kind of snip, and then pick the area of the screen to capture

Save a snip

  • After you capture a snip, tap or click the Save Snip button
  • In the Save As dialog box, enter a file name, location, and file type, and then tap or click Save

Share a snip

After a snip is captured:

  • tap or click the arrow next to the Send Snip button
  • choose to send the snip in the body of an email or as an attachment