Create and insert


Microsoft Word 2010 has the ability to take screen shots using the word itself without the help of additional software. So we can create a screen shot of any open window or highlight a specific area and insert into the Word Document. This article describes the procedure to create and insert a screen shot in Microsoft Word 2010.

Creating and inserting a screen shot in Microsoft Word 2010


Microsoft Word 2010 has the ability to take screen shots using the word itself without the help of additional software. So we can create a screen shot of any open window or highlight a specific area and insert into the Word Document. This article describes the procedure to create and insert a screen shot in Microsoft Word 2010.

Let us see the procedure to capture a screen area and insert into the Microsoft word document. The procedure is as follow:

To select an available screenshot of an open window:

  • First of all make sure that the window you wish to take a screen shot of is not minimized.
  • First Open the Microsoft Word document
  • Go to the Ribbon and select the Insert tab.
  • Now go to the Illustrations section and click on Screenshot.
  • Now select the thumbnail representing the window you wish to capture.
  • Now the screen captured will be inserted into your document, where you can resize it to meet your needs.


  • Now let us see how to highlight a specific area of the screen and capture it.

    How to highlight a specific area of a screen and take a screen shot:

    Follow the following procedure to highlight a specific area of a screen and capture it.

  • Open Word Document
  • Now go to the Ribbon and select the Insert tab.
  • Now go to the Illustrations section and click on Screenshot.
  • Select Screen Clipping.
  • Now use your mouse to frame the area you wish to capture.
  • The captured area will now be inserted into your document.



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