Describing a problem (or a solution) is often much easier using a picture.

 

Windows 7 contains a screenshot tool I use almost every day.  "Snipping Tool" is now available in the Accessories program group:

 

Feb7_im1.jpg

 

In the picture above, I have highlighted what I want the reader to look at using a "red pen" before copying and pasting the picture into my document or e-mail.

 

How to capture a screenshot of a menu

 

If you want a picture of a menu (like the one above), select "New":

Feb7_im2.jpg

Then press ESC, open the menu and then press CTRL+PrtSc (Ctrl, then Print Screen).  Then drag around the area you want to capture.

 

 

Finally, if you like a challenge, how did I generate a screenshot of the Snipping Tool menu?