How to Capture and Insert a Screenshot on a Microsoft PowerPoint Slide

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In Brief...

You can capture a screenshot of any application window that is not minimized to your task bar and insert it in a PowerPoint slide in a few easy steps.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft PowerPoint: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. On the Insert tab, in the Images group, click Screenshot.

  2. From the Available Windows gallery, select the screenshot to insert in your slide.
    Select Screenshot

  3. The screenshot is inserted.
    Selected Screenshot

Author: Dave Dunn

Dave Dunn joined Webucator as Chief Operating Officer in early 2009. He has served as a CFO and COO for numerous small and medium-sized companies, including Summit Software Company, Insight Research Group, Avalon Consulting, and HealthcareOne. He has expertise in business development, financial management, marketing and human resources and particularly enjoys working with rapidly growing companies.

Dave received his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and his MBA from Syracuse University. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Montessori School of Syracuse since 2001.