How to Copy a Screen Shot & Paste into a Document

Whether using Windows or Mac OS, taking a screen shot and pasting it into a document is a simple process executed with a few simple keystrokes.

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With a few simple keystrokes, you can take a screen shot and paste it into a document.

Windows OS

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Press the "PrtSc/SysRq" button located in the upper right of the keyboard, near the "Scroll Lock" (or "ScrLk") and "Pause/Break" buttons. This will copy the screen shot to the clipboard.

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Navigate to the document you want to work with and place the mouse cursor where the screenshot is to go.

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Press and hold "Ctrl" (bottom left of keyboard), and press "V." This will paste the image from the clipboard onto the document.

Mac OS

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Press and hold the "Control," "Command" and "Shift" buttons and press "3." This will copy the screenshot to the clipboard.

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Navigate to the document and place the mouse cursor where the screen shot is to go.

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Press and hold "Command," and press "V." This will paste the image from the clipboard.