Word 2010 – Insert Screenshot

Another new feature in the Office 2010 lineup is the Insert Screenshot tool:

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Here it is in PowerPoint 2010:

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Clicking on that control opens a small menu showing all open windows. Minimized windows are not included.

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Even though the application windows may be all over the desktop and stacked behind each other, the menu shows them all. Clicking on one of the little images instantly brings a picture of that window into Word (or other Office 2010 application) and pastes it full width. You can then resize and reposition the image as you wish. Of course, there is more!

Click on Screen Clipping on the bottom of the small menu, and the Word window is minimized, the screen is “grayed” out and you have a cross-shaped drawing pointer for defining the area to be clipped. Position the cross-shaped pointer and press and hold the main mouse button to drag a rectangle over the area to be clipped. The selected area shows normally, that is, not grayed out. It looks like this screenshot:

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When the mouse button is released, Word comes back up and the clipping is inserted.

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Neat! The process is the same in PowerPoint 2010, Excel 2010, Outlook 2010 ….

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So there you are. Nice new features in Office 2010!

 

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