Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Linking to a Graphic File
PowerPoint presentation that teaches others to perform that procedure. You can also take
screen shots on some mobile devices.
Windows has always had a basic screenshot capability built into it: the Print Screen key.
You can press Print Screen at any time to copy an image of the screen to the Clipboard.
Then you can paste directly onto your slide, or you can open a graphics-editing program
such as Paint and paste from the Clipboard to save the ﬁ le.
In PowerPoint 2013, you can also capture and insert screenshots directly, bypassing the
Clipboard and an outside graphics program. The Screenshot command in PowerPoint also
enables you to capture individual windows rather than the entire screen.
To capture a screenshot of an open window, follow these steps:
1. Open the window for which you want to capture the screenshot. Do not mini-
2. Switch to PowerPoint, and display the slide on which you want to place the
3. Choose Insert
Screenshot. A menu appears showing thumbnails of the available
windows. See Figure 11.16.
Capture a window using the Screenshot command.
Thumbnail images of
the other open windows
4. Click the thumbnail image of the window you want to capture. The image is
immediately inserted as a new picture on the active slide.
The Screenshot command does not show every open window as a thumbnail; it shows each tab of Internet Explorer
and each open Ofi ce application window except for PowerPoint itself. If you want to capture a window other than the
ones shown in the thumbnails, you must use the Screen Clipping command.