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You can contact me with your username and password if you would like me to take an image of your plan and send it to you via email.  Or you can follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Capture the image  Make sure the area you want to capture is fully displayed on your screen, press the Print Screen (often shortened to “PrtScn”) key, typically located in the upper-right corner of your keyboard, to capture a screenshot of your entire display. Alternatively, press Alt + Print Screen to capture a screenshot of the active window. If you’re on a laptop, you may need to press Fn + Print Screen if your laptop has another feature assigned to that particular key.Screenshot shortcut 1Windows10StartThere will be no noise or any other indication the screenshot was taken, but the resulting image will be saved as a PNG file to your clipboard. If using Windows 8 or 10, click the Windows Key + Print Screen to automatically save a full-screen screenshot within the Screenshots folder of your picture directory.Alternatively, if you have Dropbox installed, the screenshot will be automatically deposited in your Dropbox directory, under Screenshots.Step 2: Open Paint or any graphics program — Click the Start menu, navigate to the Windows Accessories folder — or the Accessories folder, if using Windows 7 — and click Paint. The icon depicts a painting palette with a brush on the right side, but it will vary slightly depending on your operating system.

In Windows 8, press the Windows key to open the start screen. Afterward, click the down arrow in the bottom left, press Ctrl + Tab, or swipe downward from the center of the display to access the Apps View. From there, select Paint.

In Windows 10, you can open the Start menu, go to All Apps, and scroll through the alphabetical list until you find Paint.

All three iterations of Windows also include Windows Search, which can be used to find Paint by searching for — you guessed it — “Paint.”

Step 3: Paste the screenshot — Once open, click the Paste button in the upper-left corner of the program, choose Edit then Paste, or press Ctrl + on the keyboard to paste your screenshot. Again, the exact navigation and wordage will vary slightly from OS to OS, but the keyboard shortcut will remain the same.

paint-screenshot-windowsStep 4: Save the screenshot — Perform any edits you want, such as cropping the image to a specified area, and click the main File option in the upper-left corner. Afterward, select Save as, title the new file, choose a save location, and select your desired file format from the drop-down menu. For most purposes, JPG will do fine, but a variety of other formats are available to choose from such as PNG, BMP, GIF, and others. Click the gray Save button in the bottom-right corner when finished.

If you want to save just the form in paint:

  • press ctrl-A or select All
  • press the up arrow key until the top is cropped to what you want
  • press the left arrow key until the left side is cropped to what you want
  • press esc.
  • scroll your screen down to the bottom of the image and select the little square at the bottom of the white space and move it up to the bottom of your image
  • scroll your screen to the right and select the little square at the left side of the white space and move it to the right of your image.
  • save the image