Snipping Tool (Windows 7 or higher)
With Windows Snipping Tool you are able to make screenshots. Below, a brief explanation and its possibilities.
Click the start button, and type “Snipping Tool”. Start it.
This (tiny) window will pop up. There are 4 options available when clicking the arrow next to “New”:
- Free-Form Snip. Lets you choose the shape yourself using the mouse. This can also be a round shape.
- Rectangular Snip. This is a square / rectangle.
- Window Snip. This will create a screenshot of an open window.
- Full-screen Snip. This will create a screenshot of your entire screen.
Select the option that you want.
In this guide, we choose “Rectangular Snip” as example. We will copy a picture of a website and paste it in Word.
Open the window with the image on it that you want to copy. In this example, we are going to copy the image of the flag of the website www.uu.nl/organisatie.
Click on the arrow next to “New” and select “Rectangular Snip”.
The screen gets a bit haze (gray). Now select what you want to copy (in this example: the flag).
The picture is now ready. You can now:
- Save it (for example as JPG on your U-disk) for later use, or
- copy it to the clipboard.
In our example we will copy it to the clipboard, so that we can paste it into Word.
Click the “Copy” icon (in red).
Open Word. Paste the image by:
- Right-clicking the mouse where you want and click “Paste”, or
- Press Control-V on the keyboard.
You will see the picture now in your Word document.
Last modified: 6/09/2019