How to Do a Screen Shot on an Acer Computer

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Acer keyboards use the abbreviation "PrtSc" or "PrtScn" for the "Print Screen" key.

Computer keyboards come with a specific key that can take a snapshot, or screen shot, of the objects shown on an Acer monitor. You can take a screen shot of the entire screen, or of just one window, and then save the screen shot as an image file -- such as JPG, GIF or PNG -- in a photo-editing application, such as Paint. After saving the image to your computer, you can share the picture with others.


Step 1

Press "PrtSc" or "PrtScn" to take a screen shot of the entire screen. Hold down "Alt," then press the "PrtSc" or "PrtScn" key to capture the active window.

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Step 2

Navigate to the "Start" menu. Select "All Programs," "Accessories" and then "Paint." Hold down the "Ctrl" and "V" keys simultaneously to paste the screenshot into Paint.



Step 3

Hold down the "Ctrl" and "S" keys simultaneously to save the file. Name the screen shot, browse to a location to write the file to, then click "Save" to save the screen shot to the Acer computer.



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