How to Do a Screen Shot in Word

By Brendan O'Brien

Microsoft Word 2010 offers a screen shot feature that allows users to create an image of an item on their screens. This is a handy tool when you need to show a colleague or a network administrator an item on your desktop for instructional or troubleshooting purposes. It takes a few moments to make a screen shot in Word.

Step 1

Launch your Word application and open the document to which you want to add the screen shot.

Step 2

Click "Insert" in the main menu.

Step 3

Click "Screenshot," and then click the window that you want to use for the screen shot. The window will appear as an image in the document. Left-click on a square or circle and hold the bottom down. Move your mouse to adjust the cropping of the image on your document page.

Step 4

Click "Screen clipping" under screen shot. Left-click on the image and move your mouse to adjust the cropping of the image on your document page. A border will appear as you are doing this. When you let go of the left-click button, the image will appear in the document.