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Windows 7: copy and paste print screen

07 Aug 2014   #1
novice60

windows7 home premium x64
 
 
copy and paste print screen

To copy and paste a print screen via paint into a word doc i find the result to small to read. How do i increase it`s size?


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07 Aug 2014   #2
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't use copy and paste. Click on start and use the search to search for 'snipping tool'. This will allow you to 'snip' the part of the image you want, it should render better than copying from paint to word.
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07 Aug 2014   #3
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Use snipping tool to copy only what you want and not the whole screen. In WORD make left and right margins smaller. And/or set the page format to landscape. Then paste in WORD
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07 Aug 2014   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

You can use "Alt+PrtScn" to capture a window instead of the entire screen.

Paint can save images as png files, so I'm not sure why you are having quality issues.
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07 Aug 2014   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

You CAN paste directly into Word / Wordpad from Prt Screen. After Prtscreen just open Word / wordpad and select PASTE.

Sometimes you want a Print screen -- for example capturing a Menu or a drop down list -- if you use snipping tool in these cases a menu / drop down list or other part of the screen often disappears.

Past into a Word doc (or Wordpad if you don't have Ms office) and simply ZOOM until you get the size you want.

Now use the snipping tool to capture THAT part of the image you want in the word / wordpad doc.

As an example I've captured the Windows 8.1 "Menu" -- if you use the snipping tool when this is displayed the menu will disappear. So I took a Prt screen, pasted into Ms word, zoomed to 300% and then used snipping tool to capture the bit of the image I wanted. (The one in the word / wordpad doc).

(Wordpad is included with window ==>accessories -- go to VIEW and Zoom there. I have word so I'm showing the Word way of doing it - both are the same however. You could use Paint or any other program --Word / Wordpad are the quickest and easiest IMO).

Cheers
jimbo


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07 Aug 2014   #6
novice60

windows7 home premium x64
 
 
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Thanks for email. Problem solved. Many thanks novice 60
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