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Inserting Screenshots

Inserting Screenshots

You can now more easily include screenshots in your documents. Located on the Insert tab within the Illustrations tab group you'll find the Screenshot button shown in Figure 3.

Clicking the Screenshot button displays all available screens on your system that can be inserted into your document. The only windows that are displayed in the Available Windows group are the ones that aren't minimized.

In Figure 3 there are only four windows that are not minimized. Clicking any one of the four will instantly insert the screenshot where your cursor is currently located within your document.

At the bottom of the Screenshot window you can also click Screen Clipping. This will allow you to insert any part of your computer's screen. Once you click it, the screen will appear to be blurred out after about two seconds and your cursor will turn into a cross-hair. Clicking your mouse button down and dragging it across the screen will create a rectangle. Once you release the mouse button, the area you've outlined will be inserted into your Word document. If you've decided not to take the screenshot, after clicking the Screen Clipping option, you can press the Esc (Escape) key to cancel the screen capture.

This feature will save you time and you'll no longer need to rely on third-party software. Once the image has been inserted, you'll be able to use all of Word's image-formatting features.

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