Sunday, November 6, 2011

Simple "Print Screen" Method

On the public Internet machines, if a patron wants to capture the current screen, all they need to do is press the F14 key on the keyboard.  They can then paste the screen capture they just took into Word.  Holding down the ALT key while pressing the F14 key will capture just the active window.

For more complicated screen capturing (patron only wants a small part of the screen), use the Snipping Tool (Start button, search for "snip").


  1. I will have to practice this but thank you for info. Amy can never retire!!

  2. Aesta and I just used this useful tip yesterday. A patron was trying to capture his current screen and by pressing the F14 key on the keyboard and then pasting it to a Word document, he was able to print. Amazing, thanks Amy!!