Sometimes, you may want to capture images of items on your computer screen or include images of items from the web as a graphic in your document. In such situations, you don’t need to go looking for a third party tool to take your screenshots. Word 2010 itself has a built-in Screenshot tool that is handy for the job. This tool enables you to quickly grab the image and insert it in your document without moving away from your document. In this Word tutorial, you will learn how to insert images using the Word Screenshot tool in your document.
How to Capture and Insert Images Using the Word Screenshot Tool
1. Open the document that contains the image you want to capture.
2. Open the document where you want to insert the image and place the insertion point where you want to insert the image.
3. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Screenshot.
4. In the Available Windows section, you will see a list of thumbnail images of open windows. Select the window clipping you want to add to the document.
Note: Ensure that file that contains the image you want to capture, is the most recently opened file.
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Alternatively, click Screen Clipping. This will turn the cursor turns into a + symbol. Click and drag across the part of the screen you want to capture.
5. When you release the mouse pointer, the image will automatically be inserted into the document.
That’s it! A quick and simple way to capture and insert a window or a part of the screen in your Word document in a few simple steps.
This tutorial will also work in Windows 2013 and 2016.
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