How to do a Screen Capture

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Without installing additional software, under Windows one can do a screen capture as follows:

Next, you can open any standard Windows program, e.g. Word, WordPerfect, PowerPoint, Excel, Quattro, and pretty much all graphics editors and select Edit - Paste to paste this into your program.

If you wish to save it to a bitmap file you can do Start - Programs - Accessories - Paint, select Edit - Paste, and then File - Save As to save the screen or windows contents to a file.


Under Unix one can use the "xwd" command to capture a screenshot or the contents of a graphics window. You may want to read the manual pages first: "man xwd"

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Last Updated February 20, 2012 by André Bakker
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