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How To Correctly Use The Print Screen Key

You have see it appearing on all keyboards since time immemorial. You know it is definitely there, yet you have never really been able to figure out how to properly use it. It is the good old Print Screen Key on your keyboard. Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to correctly use the Print Screen Key.

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For Windows XP

  1. For this demonstration, ensure that you are connected to the Internet.
  2. Then Double click on the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop until it opens a Web Page.
  3. After the Web Page loads, press the Print Screen (Prnt Scrn) button on your keyboard.
  4. Windows will send the entire contents of your Web Page to the Clipboard in graphic format.
  5. Now open up the Windows Paint Program by first clicking on your Start Button.
  6. Then move your mouse over the All Programs icon to display all Start Menu folders.
  7. If your Start Menu is set to the Classic View, move your mouse over the Programs folder instead.
  8. Now, move your mouse onto the Accessories menu folder until it expands.
  9. Now click on the Paint icon to launch the Microsoft Paint Program.
  10. Then click on the word Edit, which is contained in your top tool bar area.
  11. This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Paste.
  12. Notice how Windows pastes the entire contents of your Web Page into the Paint program.
  13. And all the tools of the Paint Program are available to reduce, enlarge and Print the contents.
  14. To Print, click on the word File, which is contained in your top tool bar area.
  15. This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Print.

For Windows 98 And Windows Millennium

  1. For this demonstration, ensure that you are connected to the Internet.
  2. Then Double click on the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop until it opens a Web Page.
  3. After the Web Page loads, press the Print Screen (Prnt Scrn) button on your keyboard.
  4. Windows will send the entire contents of your Web Page to the Clipboard in graphic format.
  5. Now open up the Windows Paint Program by first clicking on your Start Button.
  6. Then move your mouse onto the Programs menu folder until it expands.
  7. Then move your mouse onto the Accessories menu folder until it expands.
  8. Now click on the Paint icon to launch the Microsoft Paint Program.
  9. Then click on the word Edit, which is contained in your top tool bar area.
  10. This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Paste.
  11. Notice how Windows pastes the entire contents of your Web Page into the Paint program.
  12. And all the tools of the Paint Program are available to reduce, enlarge and Print the contents.
  13. To Print, click on the word File, which is contained in your top tool bar area.
  14. This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Print.
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