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    Print Screen Pasting (Office 2007 Standard)

    For as long as I can remember I have been able to use the "Print Scrn" key on my keyboard to take a snapshot of whatever is on the screen at the time, and then paste this image into Microsoft Word. Am now using Word 2007, and when I attempt to paste the image, I get a small icon that looks like possibly a computer instead of the screen shot image. I cannot "open" this little rascal or work with it in any way. Grrr... As a side note, the same thing happens if I attempt to paste a screenshot into Wordpad. Any suggestions / ideas on how to solve this? I really miss this feature! (Using WIndows XP, SP3) Thanks for reading!

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    Re: Print Screen Pasting (Office 2007 Standard)

    What happens if you hold down the control key before you hit PrintScreen ??
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    Re: Print Screen Pasting (Office 2007 Standard)

    Doc -
    Thanks for the fast reply!
    Makes no difference, tried holding each "Ctrl" key down in turn and then hitting the "Print Scrn" key, but when I paste into Word 2007, I get that weird character instead of the expected screen image, Weird. And frustrating
    Thanks - Dale

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    Re: Print Screen Pasting (Office 2007 Standard)

    If you press PrintScreen or Alt+PrintScreen, then activate Word, click the dropdown arrow in the Paste button on the ribbon and select Paste Special..., which options are available? Is there an option that actually pastes a picture?

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    Re: Print Screen Pasting (Office 2007 Standard)

    I ocassionally have a similar issue with XP SP2 and Word 2002. Sometimes, when copying a picture using the right click>copy or a print screen (screen capture) and Copy in Word I will get a red & white PDF icon rather than the image I copied. Occasionally, using the Control key trick gets me what I want and other times, just trying a couple times gets it to work. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    But it's not really that big an issue for me. I just paste the image into an image editing program like Photoshop or the <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> Irfanview and then save it, manipulate and edit it as needed and then insert it into the document.
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    Re: Print Screen Pasting (Office 2007 Standard)

    Problem solved!
    Thanks very much to those of you that took the time to respond.
    HansV had a solution that worked for me - using the "paste" dropdown list on the hated ribbon, and then selecting "Paste special" and "Bitmap" from the two choices there. ( the only other choice, HansV, was "device independent bitmap", which still placed the hated icon in the document)
    Thanks for the suggestions also concerning other applications for this purpose - I have used Printkey 2000 in the past, and was ready to go that way again pending a solution to this problem.
    Thanks again for the help.

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    Re: Print Screen Pasting (Office 2007 Standard)

    Good to hear that Hans solution worked for you. Thanks for posting back with what worked. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    For future screen capture needs you might want to look into a third party option. I've been using HandySnap for years and really like the flexibility and ease of use. It is no longer <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> from the developer, but you can dowload the last Freeware version here. HTH <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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