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How to take a Screen Shot in XP and Windows 7

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This feature allows you to take an image or “screen shot” of whatever is on your computer’s screen. You can then save that screen shot as an image and send it to someone. Screen shots are very helpful when you want to show how to perform different computer tasks or solve problems while using Windows. Screen shots can demonstrate all these things as you send them via Microsoft Word, instant messaging and e-mails.


This is how you take a screen shot and then save it:

Choose the window you want to take the screen shot of by clicking it. Press ALT+PRINT SCREEN. The PRINT SCREEN key is close to the upper right of the keyboard. If you want to take the screen shot of the entire desktop instead of a single window, you just have to press the PRINT SCREEN key. You won’t need to press the ALT key along with it.

Click on the Start button, from Programs go to Accessories, and click on Paint.

When the Paint window opens, click on Edit, and then choose and click on Paste.

When you see the image in the Paint window, click on File, and then scroll down and click on Save As.

When the Save As dialog box appears, type a name for the screen shot in the File name box.

Click on Save in the end.


Now this picture is like any other picture save on your computer as you can print or e-mail it.

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