FAQ - Photo Editor - Office XP - Edit Screen Shots

Problem:

Microsoft Photo Editor enables you to crop or edit a screen shot prior to pasting it into your Office document.

Solution:

To edit a screen shot with Photo Editor:

  1. First, capture your screen shot by pressing the PRINT SCREEN button. (To capture the active window only, press ALT+PRINT SCREEN.)
  2. On your Windows desktop, click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click Microsoft Photo Editor.
  3. On the Edit menu, click Paste as New Image.
  4. To select only a portion of your screen shot (the portion you want to copy to your Office document), click Select on the Standard toolbar, and then drag your mouse pointer over the area you want to select.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Copy.
  6. Open the document you want to copy the selection into.
  7. 7. On the Edit menu, click Paste.

To format the image:

  1. Right-click the image and then click Format Picture.
  2. In the Format Picture dialog box, choose the formatting options you want.
  3. Click OK.

*Note: If Microsoft Photo Editor isn't listed under Microsoft Office Tools on your Start menu, you can install it from your Office XP installation CD.

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Category: Software     Platform: All Windows
Document #: 657     Author: Echo Schneider    
Last Modified by: Cynthia Senicka on 03/27/2008