Adding a Screenshot to a PowerPoint 2010 Slide
As we all know, "a picture is worth a thousand words", so why not show your audience exactly what you are speaking about as well as tell them? A screenshot might be just what is needed to clarify your point.
In PowerPoint, a screenshot (or screen shot) is a digital picture of the complete computer screen. This digital image may be of a webpage, a file from another program such as an Excel spreadsheet, or a photograph from a photo editing program, to name just a few examples.
Screenshots are a new feature to PowerPoint 2010. In earlier versions, it was necessary to use secondary software to add a screenshot onto a slide. You may choose any of the currently open windows (not minimized) to be the focus.
Benefits of Using Screenshots or Screen Clippings
- Add clarity to the point you are making
- Formatting of the content you are capturing will remain, even if you do not have these features (such as specific fonts) on your computer
- Capture information that might change at a later time, such as a news story
- Screenshots will never update if changes are made to the content captured
How to Insert a Screenshot
- Click on the Insert tab of the ribbon.
- Click the Screenshot button.
- Thumbnail views of the open, non-minimized windows will appear. Hover the mouse pointer over the thumbnails to see the tooltip indicating which window is which.
- Click on the correct thumbnail.
- A screenshot of the computer screen, showing this selected window will appear on the active slide in PowerPoint 2010.