How to Take a Screenshot and Paste it into Word – Quick and Easy


This tool is extremely necessary to be able to instantly capture what is being viewed on the computer. You can take the screen capture of any program, window or web page that you are visiting, these captures are thumbnail images of the computer screen display.

You can take the screenshot quickly, simply and in the same way add them to the Word document you want. You just have to follow a few simple steps to achieve good results.

It is important to mention that when inserting them into the Word document you can leave them in an original way, where the whole screen will be displayed in general or you can make a cut to show only the desired part.

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But if you still have doubts about how take a screenshot and paste it into Word, do not worry. Because below it will be explained in detail how it is done.

Discover how to create screenshots and paste them into Word

Keyboard, screenshot

You can perform the screenshots Through Microsoft’s operating system, you must first locate yourself on the page, information or window that you want to capture. Then you must press the key «Print Screen», which is at the top of the keyboard and is usually located next to the F12 key.

When you press this key, which is called «print screen», the capture will be carried out automatically and it will be saved on the clipboard. These digital copies are easy to make and you don’t have to worry about the cursor hiding some type of content. We teach you how to view, clear, and delete clipboard history.

Also, to be able to save the screenshots in the Word document, you must open the document and place the cursor in the place where you want the captured image to be located and you can paste from clipboard by means of a shortcut which is well known, by pressing the keys: [Ctrl] + [V].

If you carry out this procedure correctly, your digital photos will be inserted into your Word document automatically and it is an extremely simple procedure. Similarly, with screenshots you can save important information through an image.

Windows has a tool to create screenshots

Screenshot from Word document

It should also be noted that the Microsoft operating system has implemented another way to be able to take screenshots. You can do them through the snipping tool, it is installed by default in the operating system and if you do not have it, you can download and activate it and it offers a variety of options for users.

First of all you must open the program and select the type of trim of your preference You can select from: full screen clipping, window clipping, rectangular clipping, and free-form clipping, each with its own characteristics.

With the first option you can create a complete copy of the screen as if you were doing it with the capture key «Print Screen». In addition, with window cutout you will be able to capture but first you must place the cursor over the window you want to capture.

Cutout rectangularWith this option you can select the specific part where you want to capture so that the entire window is not displayed. And finally there is the freeform clipping, with it you can manually select the area where you want to capture.

The cropping tool automatically displays the image after capturing, unlike the key «Print Screen» it doesn’t. In this way you can see if the image was as you were planning.

Once you have completed this step you can save the image. To do this, you must click on the key «save» In it you will have to identify the file name and the preferred format among which are: JPEG, PNG, GIF and MHTML.

Finally you can copy the screenshot to the clipboard, in this way it will be saved as if you made the capture with the key «Print Screen». So you can paste it into Word documents using the keys [Ctrl] + [V]. As you can see, it is a simple process that does not require a lot of time or large processes.

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