- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Print Screen Use this method to print screen. Press and hold down the Alt key and the press the PrtSc key, this places the screen image into the Clipboard. . Open a blank Word document and then Click on Edit - Paste. The image is then places onto this page, you can up the image by holding down the Shift key and then place the cursor on the bottom corner of the image, then press the left mouse button and drag it down to the right, release the mouse button when you have d the image to your requirements. NOTE - Holding down the Shift button will maintain the image in the correct proportion. You can now print this image document and or add text before printing.
I don't think that the print screen key actually sends the current screen to the printer to print out. It used to do this way back when. What it does do though is capture the screen, which you can then paste into something like MS Paint or Photoshop or even MS Word. If you press just the "Print Screen" key on it's own, no function keys or shift or anything else, it will capture the entire screen. If you hold down the "Alt" key then press the "Print Screen" key, it will capture whatever window you have in focus at that point. So to capture just an error box message for example, you click in it with the mouse to make sure it's the active window (not grayed out title bar) then hold "Alt" press "Print Screen" then release the "Alt" key. You can then paste that into an image or word document by right clicking the mouse and selecting paste, or by holding down the "Ctrl" key and pressing V.
I hope this is what you were wanting to figure out when you were talking about the print screen key, and hopefully this will have helped you and cleared up a few things. :-)
On my HP Pavilion DV9500 with Win7 64 bit (laptop was new in 2007 and had Vista), I have the same problem, and I press FN-insert/scroll key and this works as the print screen button. That's the function key together with the insert key, which is 2 buttons to the left of the print screen key.
On notebooks you have to hold the function key to access the secondary functions of various keys. The function key usualy has the symbol "Fn" and is three spaces to the left of the space bar. Hold that down and then press the "prt sc" button.
Once you are on the screen you want to save, press the PrtScn button once. Now go into Word, Wordperfect, Works, etc. (any word processing program), open a new document, and hold down the Ctrl key and press the V key and it will paste the screen into the document.