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How to Insert a Screenshot or Screen Clipping in Excel

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We’ve all heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Oftentimes, a screenshot can speak a thousand words and be the perfect addition to your Excel spreadsheet.

In Excel, including a screenshot in your spreadsheet can be useful for many reasons. If you want to capture a graph from an Outlook email to reference as you’re crunching numbers in Excel, inserting a screen clipping of that graph can help keep all you need on one screen and in one window. Images are easy to place and move around in an Excel spreadsheet too, so you don’t need to worry about accidentally deleting data in a cell. Check out the video above and text below to learn more.

  1. In your Excel spreadsheet, select the Insert tab.
  2. Click Screenshot.
  3. A drop down menu will appear with the option to take a screenshot of a window open on your desktop, or take a screen clipping of only a portion of your screen.
  4. Select the option that suits your need.
  5. The screenshot or screen clipping will insert straight into your Excel spreadsheet.
  6. Adjust sizing and placement of the image as needed.

Click here to learn how to take a screenshot or screen clipping in OneNote.

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