Glide Training Logo

Using The Windows Snipping Tool For Taking A Screen Shot / Screen Grab


Written by Jane Hames

The Windows Snipping Tool for taking screen shots / screen grabs

I frequently need to take a screen shot / screen grab of just part of what is on my screen which I will then paste into a Word document or PowerPoint slide. My favourite tool for doing this is the Snipping Tool which comes free with Windows 7. Here’s how to use it.

  1. Open the window that you want to take a a screen grab from.
  2. From the Windows 7 start button search for snipping tool.
    snipping tool
  3. Select Snipping Tool from the list.
    snipping tool
  4. The snipping tool will open and you will be able to click and drag to select the area of the screen you want.
    snipping tool
  5. If you want to save the snip as a image file, click on the save button and save it.
    snipping tool
  6. If you want to paste it into a document or presentation, go to that file and click on the Paste button.
  7. To start another snip, retun to the snipping Tool and click on New.


previous post: How To Prohibit Weekends Using Data Validation

next post: Excel Number Formatting For International Users