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The Windows Snipping Tool

Use the Snipping Tool to capture screen shots of any object on your screen.

A Snipping tool screen shot can be:

  • annotated using a pen or highlighter
  • saved as a PNG, GIF or JPEG file
  • copied and pasted into another document
  • emailed
  • uploaded into your FarmIQ file library
  • attached to an event.
Information
The Snipping tool is included in versions of Windows Vista and later.

Find the Snipping Tool

Windows 10

To locate the Snipping Tool and pin it to Start or the taskbar (using a mouse or trackpad):

  1. Click Search Windows.
  • Search Windows is the magnifying glass icon next to the Start button.
  1. Type Snipping tool.
  • The Snipping tool appears in the Search pane.
  1. Right click the Snipping Tool and select Pin to Start or Pin to taskbar.

Windows 8.1

If you are running Windows 8.1 you can only use the Snipping Tool from the desktop.  It is not available on the Start screen.

To locate the Snipping Tool and pin it to your Taskbar (using a mouse):

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type Snipping tool.
  • The Snipping tool appears in the Search pane.
  1. Right click the Snipping Tool and select Pin to Taskbar.
  • To use the Snipping Tool you must click through to your desktop.

Windows 7

To locate the Snipping Tool and pin it to your Start menu or Taskbar:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Type snip into the Search box.
  3. Right click Snipping Tool.
  4. Select Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu from the right-click menu.

Use the Snipping Tool

To use the Snipping Tool:

  1. Display what you want to Snip on the screen.
  2. Find and click the Snipping Tool on your Start menu or Taskbar.
  • The screen goes pale.
  1. Click, hold and drag over the section of the screen you want to Snip.

  1. Use the buttons at the top of the Snipping Tool window to save, copy, email or annotate your Snip.

For more information capturing screens with the Snipping Tool visit the Use Snipping Tool page at Microsoft.

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