Copy and paste might be your go-to tool for capturing information. In this video, learn shortcuts to capture an area of the computer screen and have it automatically inserted into a OneNote page.
- [Narrator] There's a few ways we can capture screenshots in OneNote. You can start this action from the insert ribbon images group. My go-to method for capturing screenshots is take screen clipping found within OneNote. We'll start this by right-clicking on the OneNote icon found on the task bar. Now by selecting take screen clipping, we're activating the process of capturing what we see on the screen. The screen capture's then activated. Notice how the colors look washed out, kind of a grayish color and the mouse cursor is now a crosshair.
To get started we'll place the mouse in the position where we want to start the screen capture process. Now by left-click and drag you'll notice everything within this frame is in full color. Once done we'll release the left mouse button and we've completed capturing this area. Now it switches our view. Behind the scenes we still see what we were capturing but what's in the foreground is the OneNote application. I'm going to go ahead and make this full screen, so we can take a better look at what we've just captured.
Now the screen capture was automatically inserted into the active page of the OneNote notebook that was open. With this, we also get a bit more information about this screen capture. You'll notice in the bottom left corner it includes the history of this. When did we actually take this screen clipping? So we have a date and a timestamp for that. This is a great way to capture a history of what has changed or to document a process. I hope you get great use out of this screenshot tool.
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