Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013
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There are many times when you would like to include a picture of your computer screen in an email or other document. Here are the instructions:
For Windows users Press "PrtScn" to copy the entire screen into the clipboard or hold down "Alt" and press "PrtScn" to copy only the active window.
For Mac users hold down control, command, and shift and then press 3. That will copy your entire screen into the clipboard.
Once the picture is in your clipboard you can paste it into a document using Ctrl + v (or Command + v).
If you need to select a small area of your screen for a screenshot, in windows Vista or 7 you can search for Snipping Tool from the Start menu. After drawing a rectangle around the section of the screen you can copy and paste or save the picture as HTML, GIF, or JPEG.
For more advanced ways to create a screenshot visit http://www.take-a-screenshot.org/