Some great features have been added to Office 2010. Two of the new features are “Screen Shots” and “Screen Clipping.”
One of the most asked questions I receive is “How do I take a screen shot to paste into my document.” Whether in Word or PowerPoint, this used to be a bit of a trick, but still possible. If editing was needed, it required separate software.
However, now Office 2010 has made screen shots easy!
First, ensure that the screen you wish to capture is the most recent window you have opened. (i.e. Internet Explorer)
Next, return to Word (or whichever Office 2010 program you are in) and click on the Insert Tab to open the Ribbon.
NOTE: Make sure your cursor is in the exact location you wish to insert the screen shot prior to following the directions below.
On the Insert Ribbon, notice “Screenshots” in the “Illustrations” area. Click on “Screenshots” and a window will open with the screenshots that have been captured. If you want the entire screen, simply click on the picture.
However, if you wish to “clip” or take only a portion of the screenshot, click on “Screen Clipping” at the bottom of the window.
This will open the window in which the screenshot was taken. At this point, your mouse will turn into a Plus Sign. Click and Drag the Plus Sign to highlight the area in which you wish to clip.
When you release your mouse, the clipped screenshot will appear in your document.
I must say Screen Shots and Screen Clipping was a great enhancement to Office 2010!