How to Copy a Screen Shot & Paste into a Document

By Sara Klein

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.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with a Windows or Mac Operating System

Windows OS

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Mac OS

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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