How to insert screenshot into your document using MS Word

There are times when you want to include a picture into your report or other documents and you had to download and install a screenshot app or use the native print screen shortcut combo on windows and crop the image afterwards. I have been there too and sucks to do that, it puts your mind off track and disrupts your train of thought.

To keep you focused on the job at hand and increase your overall productivity, Microsoft added a cool feature to their popular word processor Microsoft Word (MS Word). This feature allows you to take screenshot of any screen you have opened on your computer without the need for any external software.

All you need to do is follow these simple steps.

Step 1. Open the document, website, app or any other screen that you need the screenshot of

Step 2. Navigate back to your word document and place your cursor in the exact place you want to place the screenshot in your document.

Step 3. Click on ‘Insert’ in the menu bar at the top left and click on the small arrow beneath ‘Screenshot’ (item #10 from left)

Inserting a Screen clipping in Ms Word

Step 4. If you want whole screen screenshots then select from the displayed screens.

Step 5. If you want to crop out a particular section of the screen then click on ‘screen clipping’

Step 6. Use your mouse (or touchpad) to highlight the needed area and on release of the button the image will be automatically inserted into your document.

You can then edit the image if you so wish and can even save it to your local drive for future use.

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