How to take a screen capture and send it by email

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    This tutorial is about taking a shot of your computer screen and sending it – very useful when asking for technical support by email. This assumes you are using a PC and a local email client such as Outlook.

    1. Get whatever it is you’d like to get a screen capture of up on your screen
    2. Press the ‘PRTSC’ button. This is short for ‘Print Screen’ and will take a snapshot of your computer screen before sending it. Note: if you’re sending a screen capture of a website, you can press F11 to go full screen before taking the capture (press F11 again to exit full screen mode)

      PRTSC - press to take a screen capture

      PRTSC – press to take a screen capture

    3. Open your email client and open a new email
    4. With the cursor in the body of the email at the appropriate place, press and hold ‘CTRL’ then press ‘v’ once. This will paste the screen capture from your clipboard into the email.

      Insert screen capture into your email

      Insert screen capture into your email

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      Written by Chris

      December 20th, 2012 at 10:28 am