How to Print Screen on Your Computer
When “copy” and “paste” just won’t do, use your PC’s screen capture feature. A computer screen shot can be useful when compiling a portfolio of your work or gathering evidence for a report. Whatever your reasons, just a few clicks of the mouse are all you need to save and print the selected window. (Please note: These instructions are for Microsoft Windows users.)
What you'll need:
A Windows PC
Open the window or web page to be saved or printed.
Press the “Print Screen” button (sometimes abbreviated “Prt Scn”) on your computer’s keyboard. This obtains a copy of the entire screen shot, including the toolbar at the bottom of your screen.
Open Microsoft Paint from the Start menu (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Paint).
Right click on the blank Paint window and choose “Paste” or simply press “Ctrl+v” to insert the copied image. (Pasting the image to Paint enables you to rotate, resize, or crop it before saving.)
Save the image by choosing “File” and then “Save” (or “Ctrl+S”).
When the “Save As” window appears, type in a file name and choose a format (e.g. “.jpg”) by clicking on the “Save as type” drop-down menu.
Choose a location to store your image, such as “My Pictures,” and click “Save.” Your image can now be printed or attached to an e-mail or other electronic document.
If your keyboard does not have a “Print Screen” button, you may be able to obtain a screen capture by using other commands (e.g. “Fn+Insert”). Check the keyboard manufacturer’s website or your computer manual for more information.
If you have multiple programs open but you wish you save or print only the active window, press “Alt+Print Screen” and then follow steps 3 through 7.