Solved How do I print my computer screen.

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December 12, 2015 at 14:41:03
Specs: Windows 7 home premium 64bit, INTRL(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM /8GB
How can I print what is on my computer screen when there is no print featcher available. I used to be able years ago but I have forgotten how

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#1
December 12, 2015 at 14:45:42
Windows 7 has the snipping tool that allows you to take a snapshot of whichever part of the screen you want. You can save the image and then print that off.

You can also use the Ctrl + PrtScn buttons together to take a snapshot of the screen and paste it into a document to print off.


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#2
December 12, 2015 at 15:25:34
Thank you btk1w1 for your reply.

You will have to be more specific than that.First of all I don't know how to use the windows snipping tool.
Also how to paste the screen capture into a program such as word.after using the printscreen function.

Regards Ancient.

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#3
December 12, 2015 at 15:32:08
✔ Best Answer
Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots in windows 7
http://www.7tutorials.com/how-use-s...
http://www.windows7home.net/use-sni...

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#4
December 12, 2015 at 16:21:29
To capture your entire screen, press the Print Screen key on your keyboard. That will send the image to the Clipboard. This happens in the background, so you will not actually see anything until you paste.

Open Word, and press Ctrl-V That will paste the screen shot into Word.


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#5
December 12, 2015 at 16:47:35
Here is a link:

http://youtu.be/uL3h5xns6DM

To a 3 minute video tutorial on how to use snipping tool.


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#6
December 12, 2015 at 17:09:13
Thank you all for your help.I have now mastered the snipping tool and appreciate all your replies.I still can't get the print screen to work but I will keep trying.

Regards Ancient


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#7
December 12, 2015 at 18:18:50
"I still can't get the print screen to work but I will keep trying"
http://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Scree...

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#8
December 12, 2015 at 18:25:47
As per Jennifer, you press the PrtSc key. Before doing anything else you open a Word document. You then either use the Paste command at the top or use the key combination Ctrl V. (which means paste) The picture will then arrive in the document.

They keys are useful if you want to copy/paste something into a box which has no Paste feature.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#9
December 13, 2015 at 01:54:33
You can also save the PrtScr image to wordpad if you don't have Microsoft Office. It comes preloaded with Windows 7. You will be able to print it after you have saved the document.

Click on the start orb and type wordpad. It will show at the top.

Same goes for alternative word processing applications.


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#10
December 13, 2015 at 14:08:56
My laptop has a top row of special keys above the f1 - f12 etc. The print screen key also doubles as the end key. I am reading through my manual to work out how to separate the two because I think this is why the print screen function is not working

Regards Ancient


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#11
December 13, 2015 at 14:31:18
"I think this is why the print screen function is not working"
Your manual will probably tell you to use the FN key.

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#12
December 13, 2015 at 14:32:59
What colour is the PrtScr text?

Is it blue? If it is have a look for for a another key that has something along the lines of fn on it written in blue.

Usually these keys that have a dual purpose require that another key is pressed at the same time to activate the alternative function.


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#13
December 13, 2015 at 15:09:54
Usually you don't need to press any other key with PrtSc but yours might be the exception. Possible additional keys are:

Fn, Ctrl, Alt, Shift, Alt Gr (probably in order of likelihood). PrtSc should also paste into Paint.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#14
December 13, 2015 at 22:44:32
Derek & btk1w1 :

Thank you both for your help. I trawled through my manual and finaly found a passage that seemed to indicate that by using the FN key with these other keys it may work as you Derek had suggested . I should have waited for your reply's as it would have saved me a lot of time . Anyhow it works so another problem solved. Thank you both again for your expert help.

Regards Ancient


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#15
December 13, 2015 at 23:15:48
"I should have waited for your reply's as it would have saved me a lot of time"
It was already covered in my post #7

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Press the "Print Screen" (Prt Sc) key on your keyboard. This will capture an image of your entire screen and copy it to the clipboard. The dimensions of the image will be the same as your desktop resolution.

The PrtSc button may be labeled "PrtScn", "Prnt Scrn", "Print Scr", or something similar. On most keyboards, the button is usually found between F12 and Scroll Lock. On laptop keyboards, you may have to press the Fn or "Function" key to access "Print Screen". [1]
You will not receive any confirmation that the screenshot has been taken."


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