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Take a screen shot

A great Windows tool to use to make screenshots is the snipping tool. This tool is included in Windows and makes taking a screen shot a snap. A quick way to open the tool is to type ‘snap’ in the Windows start menu. Once it opens you simply choose ‘new’ and a bounding box will open. Drag the corner to take a snapshot of the whole page or just a section of your screen. Once you let go of the mouse the file gets generated and you can then save it. If you want to have the snipping tool handy all the time just pin it to your taskbar. Just right click and select ‘add to taskbar’ when you have the program running and the snipping tool icon will always be readily available on your desktop.