Add screen shots to Word

Whether you're preparing training documents or just want to insert a picture of a Web site from your browser, capturing program screens and using them in Word documents is a lot easier than you might expect.

The trick described below works in all versions of Windows and Word (from 6 through 2000). Note that it will make your Word documents significantly larger because of OLE, the technology Windows uses as "glue" to paste images from the clipboard to a document.

1. With Word running, switch to the application that is displaying the screen you want to capture. Press - to switch between running applications, or click their buttons on the taskbar if you're using Windows 9x.

2. To capture a full-screen image, press . To capture just the current active window, press -. (If a dialogue box is currently active, this keystroke captures just the dialogue box.)3. Switch back to Word, position the cursor where you want the image, then press -V or select Edit-Paste.

4. Use Word's tools to resize or crop the image to suit your needs.

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