Print Screen Instructional Note
Using Print Screen to
print a computer screen
Copy an entire computer
screen and select portions for your own "Clip Art" as it were.
How do you think Google gets its images?
This should be handy for making class notes when learning
Try printing your own Desktop, a screen with Files and Folders, a screen with
a lot of
photo thumbnails, any screen in any program, a screen on the interent etc.
Working with a PrintScreen
document in MSPaint - very basic tools
Screen STEP 1. With the screen that you want to print showing (could
even be your Desktop), just hit the Print Screen button on your keyboard
(no shift necessary), and an image of the screen is automatically sent
to the clipboard. You will not see anything happen. Just trust and go
to STEP 2.
Screen STEP 2. Open the desired target program. "Paint"
(MS Paint) is suggested since you can select portions of the page and
then cut and paste them to other programs. You will find MSPaint by pressing
START, ALL PROGRAMS, Accessories, Paint)
Screen STEP 3. Click the Paste Button - it's the one with the clipboard.
Or point to Edit on your Menu bar and select Paste. VOILA!
The print of the computer screen is in the Paint or other program
Screen STEP 4. Print the document you just created if desired.
If you have a color printer, learn how to print using grayscale or black
and white so you don't use the expensive color ink.
A tip from Kathleen Delander
of the South San Francisco Adult Education
STEP 1. After using the PrintScreen key, open MS Paint and Edit,
Paste it in there. (if it asks if you want to expand the screen, select
STEP 2. Use a selection tool (like the one shaped as a rectangle
at the top of the second column of tool box buttons) to select EXACTLY
the part you want and press your right
MSPaint STEP 3.
When a menu appears, you have a choice to select "Copy"
which will let you paste just that image into another program like Word
or PowerPoint, or "Copy
to" which will let you save it as a file to your computer.
|"I've used this (PrintScreen)
method for years, but I find that I make so many copies when creating
exercises or manuals that using a program that can collect many images
is even better for my purposes. I now use Hypersnap
so that I can keep going and going until I'm ready to print or save the
lets me select precisely what I want from the screen, too."
CLICK ON the highway sign to go to next page for a sample of a PrintScreen.
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