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How do I copy a screen shot view into a PowerPoint presentation

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Hello,

I would love to be able to 'print screen or copy' a screen shot from a software program into
my PowerPoint presentation. Basically coping the screen shot into my PowerPoint presentation.

I have a laptop (Thinkpad t410) with a 'PrtSc' button in the top right in white. I am not sure if this is how I would copy my screen shot so I can paste it into my powerpoint deck?

Thanks!
Chris
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JSRWilson earned 125 total points
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You should be able to go to PowerPoint and hit ctrl V
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by:tcgeorge22
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Thanks. So prior to doing the above, hit the 'PrtSc' button, right?
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by:leoahmad
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or prnt scrn and paste in paint program and then save it as  .jpg and use it to import in power point.
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by:JSRWilson
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You should be able to go to PowerPoint and hit ctrl V
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by:tcgeorge22
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Very helpful above!

Thank-you both for the Quick turnaround which will be very useful!!
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by:JSRWilson
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Sorry about the double post don't know what happened
I would use Alt Prtscrn (to copy the window) and then in PPT ctrl V
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by:jimtech
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If you use Ctrl-C to copy, it will copy everything on the screen. If you use Alt-C to copy it will copy only the active window. You can then use Paint or any photo editor program to save the picture/screenshot. Then insert the picture in PowerPoint and you can use the "Picture Tools" to do your editing in PowerPoint itself.
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Neither ctrl C nor Alt C copy the screen at all here??
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by:jimtech
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Sorry for incorrect procedure, you will hold down Ctrl-PrintScreen or Alt-PrintScreen to copy the screen shot and then Ctrl-V to paste it to a blank page in a photo editor.
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