How to insert a Screenshot or Screen Clipping into Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel

Got Office 2010? Yep-ok you are in business to insert screenshots form other applications.



When you click on the Screenshot command, you will see all of your open window applications. Simply click on the frame you want and it instantly creates a graphic in your document from the insertion point.


If need just a portion of the window, then click the Screen Clipping command, and the first available window will pop up and will appear in a grey-transparent overlay. Moments later you have a cross-hair mouse icon which you left click and drag a rectangular frame of the cropped portion of the window that you need.

Tip- Before taking a Screen Clipping, switch programs to the window you want to clip from so that it was the most recently used window before returning to the Office application. The screen clipping command will always take from the top left available window.

About Steve Chase

I'm a proud husband and dad to 4 boys! Microsoft Certified Trainer and Boy Scout Leader are some of things I call myself. The Cincinnati Reds are my favorite team! When not outdoors, I enjoy working with documents in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Visio and Photoshop. My wife, Erin, shares her awesome recipes on her blog at
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