Taking Screenshots

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Screenshots can be helpful when posting a request or bug to the Spreadsheet.com Community forum or in a support ticket. Take a screenshot of the issue you're seeing, or take a screenshot of your worksheet to ask for advice on how to achieve some desired outcome in Spreadsheet.com.

Windows

You can take two types of screenshots on Windows PCs, either full screen or Screen Snips.

Full-Screen Screenshots

To quickly take a screenshot of everything you see on your screen, first open the Spreadsheet.com window you wish to screenshot, then press Alt + PrtScn on your keyboard. This will copy the screenshot to your clipboard, where you can paste it into an email or into an image editor to save it for later.

Partial-Screen Screenshots

To capture just the relevant image, use Windows' Screen snip. To take a partial screenshot, use the Windows Key + Shift + S keyboard shortcut. This will open the Snip & Sketch menu, allowing you to choose which part of the screen you wish to capture. As with the full screenshot, this will copy the screenshot to your clipboard, where you can paste it into an email or into an image editor to save it for later.

Mac

There are three types of screenshots on Macs, fullscreen, a portion of your screen, or a screenshot of just one window.

Full-Screen Screenshots

To take a full-screen screenshot, press and hold the Shift + Command + 3 keyboard shortcut. Screenshots usually save to your desktop, where you can copy them to share or upload the attachment. Or a thumbnail will appear in the corner of your screen where you can edit the screenshot.

Partial-Screen Screenshots

To take a partial-screen screenshot, press and hold the Shift + Command + 4 keyboard shortcut. A crosshair will appear  to indicate the portion of the screen to capture. When you are at one edge of the desired screenshot, click and drag the crosshair. You can cancel the screenshot by pressing the Esc key or press and hold Space to shift the capture area.

Screenshots usually save to your desktop, where you can copy them to share or upload the attachment. Or a thumbnail will appear in the corner of your screen where you can edit the screenshot.

Window Screenshots

To take a screenshot of all that's displayed in one window (like your browser), press and hold the Shift + Command + 4 + Space keyboard shortcut. The cursor will become a  camera icon and will highlight the screen to be captured. Click the window to take a screenshot.

 Screenshots usually save to your desktop, where you can copy them to share or upload the attachment. Or a thumbnail will appear in the corner of your screen where you can edit the screenshot.

For example

Below we use a mac to take a partial screenshot of a formula error we encountered, hoping to get advice from the community (community.spreadsheet.com) to solve our error.

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Want to know where to share your screenshot? Try posting on the Spreadsheet.com Community Forum or opening a support ticket as needed.