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    Capturing screenshot of PowerPoint ribbon

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    This seems like it should be simple but I can't figure out how to do this. Within PowerPoint, I want to use the Screen Clipping tool (Insert > Screenshot > Screen clipping) to capture one of the PowerPoint ribbons.

    The only way I can figure out to do this is to use the Screenshot feature of WORD, and target the open PowerPoint ribbon. I then have to cut & paste the screen clip from Word into PowerPoint.

    Is there any easier way? (I regularly use SnagIt, but want to be able to explain how to someone else, who doesn't have SnagIt, to perform this task).

    Thanks for any ideas!

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    I'd use the Windows snipping tool. HTH
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    Agreed, that will work. I was wondering if there's a way to use the Screen Clipping tool built into PowerPoint. Seems like something MS would have allowed.

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    (for Windows 7, and maybe 8 too)

    - Make sure the Powerpoint window is the active one (click the titlebar),
    - Press [Alt] + [PrtScr] (to put the screenshot in the clipboard),
    - Open your graphics program and paste the clipboard content as a new image,
    - Crop the image if needed and save to whatever name.jpg and folder you prefer,
    - With Image Resizer (free) resize the image TO THE SAME SIZE; this results in a smaller file by compressing only the jpeg colour palette, which is not noticeable on-screen. Of course you may reduce the image size too. (this procedure is most useful for large photo's)

    BTW, pressing [PrtScr] puts the whole desktop in the clipboard.
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    Free program Gadwin Print Screen allow you to capture all or any part of any screen you can see, to the clip board, which will allow you to paste directly into your PowerPoint (or whatever) without any further steps. http://www.gadwin.com/download/ very bottom of page. Much better than Snagit.

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    If you've got a version of Office that includes OneNote, you can use its Screen Clipping tool to copy anything being displayed. The keyboard shortcut is the Windows key + s or right-click the purple "N" icon in the system tray (which should be there to indicate OneNote is running in the background) and choose 'Create Screen Clipping'.
    Your screen will become translucent and the cursor will turn into a big + crosshair symbol. Left-click and, while keeping the left button held down, drag the cursor to outline whatever it is you want to copy - as soon as you release the left button, the clipping has been snipped. The first time you do it you'll be prompted to specify a location to send the clipping to, but I just ticked the option at the bottom to "always do the following" and clicked the Copy to Clipboard button. That way the clipping always goes straight into the clipboard and I can just press Ctrl+V to paste it in wherever I want it.

    I use this all the time for creating screenshots (it's the only thing I use OneNote for really).

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    All good suggestions - thanks. ALT+PRT SCRN seems to be the easiest solution.

    Appreciate all the feedback!

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    An additional use of the Windows Snipping Tool (Snippy) is to capture "disappearing" items, such as a dropdown menu. If you have a dropdown menu on screen and want to capture it, as soon as you invoke Snippy the menu disappears. Use the following steps:

    Open Snippy. [click the Windows Start button > enter snip in box at bottom > double-click Snipping Tool]

    After you open Snippy, press Esc, and then open the menu that you want to capture.

    Press Ctrl+PrtScn.

    Click the arrow next to Snippy’s New button, select a snip type from the menu, and then use your mouse or tablet pen to capture the menu. It’s then on the Clipboard, from where you can paste it.

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    E Pericoloso and Sundog have some good approaches. But, to capture those drop down menus and pop-ups, simply reverse your key sequence to capture your screen to the clipboard. Print Screen + Alt as opposed to the conventional way round Alt + Print Screen.

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    The workaround here might be open two instances of PowerPoint (Shift-click the PowerPoint icon). Then the screen clipping will switch to the other instance PowerPoint, and you can clip away!

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    Snipping Tool

    To capture a snip of a menu
    If you want to capture a snip of a menu, such as the Start menu, follow these steps:

    1) Click to open Snipping Tool.
    2) After you open Snipping Tool, press Esc, and then open the menu that you want to capture.
    3) Press Ctrl+PrtScn.
    4) Click the arrow next to the New button, select Free-form Snip, Rectangular Snip, Window Snip, or
    Full-screen Snip from the list, and then select the area of your screen that you want to capture.

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