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How to Create Screenshots on a PC or Mac

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2017 01:09PM PDT

How to Create Screenshots on a PC or a Mac

PC (2 different methods provide full screen or selected area options)

  • Use the SNIPPING TOOL (a computer application pre-installed on most current PCs)
    1. Watch this training video, https://youtube.com/watch?v=YR_cq21c0T4
       
  • Use the PRT SCR (a keyboard key) and a document editing application
     

    1. Windows Personal Computer (PC) Print Screen Key on KeyboardDepress the print screen (PRT SCR) key on your keyboard to create a screen capture of the current screen on your computer. 

      LOCATION: The PRT SCR key is most often located in the top right corner of your standard keyboard. If you are using a laptop or a keyboard that does not have the ten key pad, your print screen option may be available via one of the function key combinations (for example; Ctrl-F8).
       
    2. Open a document editor application like Word or its free equivalent; like Open Office's Write).
       
    3. From the file menu of your document editor application, select new document.
       
    4. Then paste your image on to the document by depressing together (on your keyboard) CTRL+V  - or - go to the Edit menu of your document editor to choose Paste to place the screen capture into your new document.
       
    5. SAVE: Save document file with a meaningful namemaking sure you note where on your computer its being saved!
       
    6. PRINT: You can print the image file itself or put the image on a document and then print or share your document, as desired.
       

Mac (Apple) Computer Keyboard Combinations to Create ScreenshotsMac (full screen or selected area options)

  1. For a full screenshot of your computer screen, depress together Command+Shift+3. This keyboard combination auto-saves your screen capture to your Mac's desktop.
     
  2. For a selected area screenshot of your computer screen, depress together Command+Shift+4. This keyboard combination auto-saves your screen capture to your Mac's desktop. Typically, Mac screenshots save with a default file name of their date and time. We recommend renaming the file with a more meaningful name by right-clicking on the file's name or double-clicking the file name itself for editing.
     
  3. PRINTING: You can print the image file itself or put the image on a document and then print or share your document, as desired.

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