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Print the Screen

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Have you ever wanted to print the exact contents of the screen out onto paper?

This How-To Article shows you how to print the contents of the screen.

Print the Screen

1. Once your screen has the contents visible which you would like to print, press the "Print Screen" button on your keyboard.

Tip: If you only want to print the currently opened window or dialog box, press "ALT + Print Screen".

2. Click the Start button, point to "Programs", point to "Accessories", and select "Paint" from the menu that appears.

3. Click the "Edit" menu and select "Paste" from the menu that appears.

Tip: If you are prompted with a "The image in the clipboard is larger than the bitmap" question, click "Yes" to increase the size of the bitmap.

4. Click the "File" menu and select "Print". The screen image will now be printed to the printer.

Tip: If you would like save the image of the screen, select "Save" from the "File" menu.

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