Simple Way to Add Computer Screenshots to MS-Word

You may want to use Microsoft Word to explain a computer related topic and need to show the reader exactly what you are talking about using computer screenshots. You may even experience a computer related problem and need to document the error message screenshot. You might even want to share something interesting that you found on a website or application and want to add the image of the window into a Word document. You can do this, virtually with a push of a button. To do so just follow these simple steps:

  • Bring focus to the window you want to capture.
  • To capture the active window use the key combination [Alt] + [Print Screen]. The [Print Screen] key is usually situated to the right of the function keys.
  • Alternatively, you can capture the entire screen by hitting only the [Print Screen] key.
  • Make the Word document to which you want to add this screenshot, active.
  • By using the key combination [Ctrl] + [V] or placing the cursor where you want to add the screen shot and right clicking and clicking  “Paste”  from the context menu you can add the screenshot to your document.
  • You can now treat this screen shot as any other image.

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