How to Do a Print Screen with Paint

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    • 1). Configure your computer so that the information that appears on the screen includes everything you need to illustrate your point.

    • 2). Press the "Print Screen" key. On your computer, it may be labeled "Prnt Scrn" or "PrtSc." This will not send the screen to your printer. Instead, it will save a digital copy of the screen to your clipboard.

    • 3). Go to the Start menu in the lower left-hand corner of your screen.

    • 4). Click on "Accessories" and then on "Paint." This will open the Paint software.

    • 5). Hold down the "Ctrl" key and push the "v" key. This will paste the digital copy into the Paint document.

    • 6). Edit the copy as desired. You can shrink it, crop it, flip it, or perform other Paint functions on it.

    • 7). Use the "Select" option on the toolbar to outline the part of the figure that you want to paste into Word. The Select option looks like a dotted line forming a rectangle.

    • 8). Press "Ctrl-C" to copy the selected area. Then open a new Word document. Press "Ctrl-V" to paste the information into the new document.

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