How to Copy & Paste a Map Into a Document

By Heather Hanlon

You can copy and paste a map into a document in Windows using the Snip tool. The Snip tool allows you to select an entire application, a free-form area, a rectangle, or the entire screen, and save that image. You can then open the desired document and paste the map into it.

Step 1

On the Windows desktop, select "Start," choose "All Programs," click "Accessories" and select "Snipping Tool."

Step 2

Select the arrow adjacent to the "New Button" and select a snip type. Free-Form snip allows you to select a free-form area using your mouse. Rectangular Snip draws a rectangular area. Window Snip selects the entire application, such as a browser, and Full Screen captures the entire screen.

Step 3

Take the snip by clicking the image if you have selected Window or Full Screen, or by clicking and dragging the desired area if you have selected Free Form or Rectangular.

Step 4

Click the "Save Snip" button.

Step 5

Type a name for the snip, browse to a location where you want to save it and click "Save."

Step 6

Open the desired document where you want the snip of the map.

Step 7

Use the insert, or place image feature of the document to paste the map.

Tips & Warnings

  • On Windows systems prior to Windows 7 and Vista, click "Alt,"select "Print Screen" to take a screen capture, and then open the application to paste it into, and select "Ctrl" and "V."