Capture Screen Dumps

Capture a Screen Dump From The Command Prompt

  • Place cursor on top title bar of command prompt window
  • Click right mouse button
  • Edit --> Mark --> Click left mouse button
  • Depress left mouse button while highlighting text to be copied.
  • Press the ENTER key == copies text to the "clip board" (called the "clip book" in XP).
  • Position cursor where you want to paste the copied text, usually in an editor or wordprocessor.
  • Simultaneously press the <Ctrl> and <v> keys == copies text from the clip board to the editor or wordprocessor.

Capture a Screen Dump of a Graphical Window

Note: Screen dumps of graphical components can only be pasted in applications that can hold graphical components, such as a wordprocessor. A text editor such as NotePad or TextPad cannot contain a graphical component.

  • Place cursor on the graphical component.
  • Click left mouse button
  • Simultaneously press the <Alt> and <PrtScn> buttons == copies graphic to the "clip board" (called the "clip book" in XP).
  • Position cursor where you want to paste the copied text, usually in a wordprocessor.
  • Simultaneously press the <Ctrl> and <v> keys == copies graphic from the clip board to the editor or wordprocessor.
  • Position (move) the graphic by focusing the cursor on the graphic after it is in the wordprocessor --> Drag the graphic to where you want to position.


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