BY GURU: DAVE SMITH
Why doesn't that Print Screen (PrtScr, Print Scrn, or something similar) key do anything?
The Print Screen button (as well as Scroll Lock and Pause/Break) were carried over from the days of mainframe computer networking. Back then, pressing the button would send the lines of text displayed on your screen straight to your printer. This method worked nicely until the invention of the graphical user interface.
To make Print Screen work you must save an image of what's displayed on-screen to the clipboard and then paste it into a document where it can be printed.
To do this, follow these directions:
1.Maximize the window you'd like to capture.
2.To capture the current window, hold down ALT + Print Scrn at the same time. To capture the entire screen, just press Print Scrn.
3.Ckick on Open a new document in MS Word or MS Photo Editor.
4.Paste the screen shot by holding down CTRL and V at the same time.
5.Print the document when you're finished pasting sceen shots.
6.Or purchase a program called Screen Shot from Parsons Technology.