ATOI365D#Office365Challenge – 8 Days to Go – The ability to take screenshots, is something I would not be able to function without. Whether it be training manuals, quick reference guides, blogs, ‘graphic design’ stuff (yes I put that in careful quotes). I’d go back to taking photos with my phone and emailing it to myself in a second. So thank goodness for this utility in Office.

Day:  357 of 365, 8 left
Tools:  Office 365, Office 2016
Description: Take a Screenshot in Microsoft Office
Audience:  All


What does Microsoft say: You can quickly and easily add a screenshot to your Office file to enhance the readability or capture information without leaving the program that you are working in. This feature is available in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. You can use it to take a picture of all or part of the windows open on your computer. These screenshots are easy to read in printed documents and on PowerPoint slides that you project. Read more…

I’ve written quite a bit about using Mix in PowerPoint and Snipping Tool in Windows, so I’m not sure why I’ve neglected to mention the ‘newby’- Take a Screenshot utility in Microsoft Office. Shame on me?

How to take a Screenshot in Office:

If you think it’s easy – then it’s even easier than that. In Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. On the Insert Tab (since Office 2010) you’ll notice “Screenshot”. This allows you to grab full screens of Apps that are open as well as make a new Screen Clipping.

Note:  When selecting “Screen Clipping” it will open the Alt+Tab Window (the previous screen you worked on).


Screen Recordings:

You can also record your screen in PowerPoint (not Mix add in related). This is available in 2013 & 2016. Read more…


Pretty cool right?

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.
Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.