How to Use Microsoft Word 2013’s Built-in Screenshot Tool

By Taylor Gibb on August 9th, 2013

We recently showed you that you could use Microsoft Word as a blog post editor and the feature was really well received. We are back with this byte size tip to show you how you can quickly add screenshots to your posts.

Use Microsoft Word To Take Screenshots

Taking a screenshot in Word is really a painless experience. Simply switch over to the Insert tab and click on the Screenshot button. You will be greeted with a thumbnail image of every Window you have open at the moment. You can simply click on one of the thumbnail and it will be inserted into the current document.


Taking a decent screenshot of a particular Window has never been easier.


If you want to capture a specific area on the screen you can opt to go for the more precise, Screen Clipping option instead of clicking on a thumbnail.


Once you have selected the area on the screen you want to capture, it will be added to your document automatically.


That’s all there is to it. Word keeps looking better and better as far as a blog post editor goes. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 08/9/13
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