Word Tips: Inserting a Screenshot with Ease

Lesson 3: Inserting a Screenshot with Ease


Inserting a screenshot with ease

Adding screenshots to your document can be a great way to visually show a reader your main points, or the steps in a process. Screenshot images can make your Word doc more informative, or help readers who are visual learners. 

View the video below to learn more about how to insert screenshots.


  1. Open the Word document you want to insert the screenshot into.
  2. Click on the Insert tab located in the ribbon at the top of the screen.
  3. Look for the Screenshot button and click on it.
  4. Select the window you want to capture from the available options. The entire window will be inserted into your document.
  5. If you want to take a more precise screenshot, click on Screen Clipping instead of Screenshot.
  6. Click and drag to select the exact portion of the window you want to capture.
  7. Release the mouse button to insert the selected portion into your document.
  8. Save your document with the screenshot added.

You can repeat these steps to add as many screenshots as you need. You might find this feature useful for creating tutorials or instructional documents that require visual aids.

Read on for Lesson 4, in which we’ll show you a quick and easy shortcut for inserting a bulleted or numbered list.