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Add screenshots

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When you need to put a screenshot in your file, add it right from the Office app you're in — no extra tools needed.

  1. Select where you'd like to insert a screenshot in your file.

  2. Select Insert > Screenshot.

    Note: In Excel, Outlook, and Word, this option appears in the Illustrations group. In PowerPoint, this step appears in the Images group.

  3. From the Available Windows gallery, you have two options:

    • To insert a screenshot of an entire window, select the thumbnail of the window and it automatically appears in your file.

    • To capture and add a portion of your screen, select Screen Clipping. When the screen turns white and the pointer becomes a cross, press and hold down your left mouse button and drag to choose the part of the screen you want to use. Let go of the mouse to have the screenshot appear.

  4. To edit the screenshot, select it and the Picture Tools Format tab opens with editing tools.

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