Capturing visual information on your computer screen is a great way to preserve content that may eventually change or expire — like a breaking news story or a time-sensitive list. If you’re using OneNote for the web on a Windows PC or Mac, it’s easy to take a quick screen clipping of any part of your screen and then add it as a picture in your notes.

  1. On your screen, bring into view whatever you want to capture.

  2. On a PC keyboard, press the Windows+Shift+S keys simultaneously. When the screen dims, use your mouse to click and drag around the part of the screen you want to capture. Your screen clipping is immediately sent to the clipboard so that you can paste it into any application, including OneNote.

    On a Mac keyboard, press Command+Control+Shift+3 keys simultaneously to capture the whole screen and copy it to the clipboard. Or press Command+Control+Shift+4 to click and drag part of the screen you want to capture .

  3. Return to OneNote for the web, go to the page where you want to insert the screen clipping, and then on a PC press CTRL+V to paste the copied image.

    On a Mac, press Command+V to paste the image.

Note: If you frequently need to clip items on your screen, you can try the OneNote Clipper, a fast and simple way to clip content from the Web right into OneNote.

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