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I want to ask a question on Stack Overflow and to clearly demonstrate my situation I need to include a very simple diagram. How can I do that? I've tried diagrams created on MS Word inserting shapes, but it didn't show up :(

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"but it..." What happened to the rest of your question? – Cody Gray May 4 '11 at 9:12
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@Cody Gray: It was in a diagram. – Piskvor May 4 '11 at 12:04
    
@Piskvor: very funny, guys. :D – Nero theZero May 4 '11 at 17:32
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There is a button on your keyboard called "Print Screen", and you can paste it to Microsoft Paint, then upload it following How to upload an image to a post?

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and ALT-PrintScreen to get the active window only – jonsca May 4 '11 at 9:17
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But: always remember that search and accessibility are important too. Search engines and screen readers need something more than just an image. – Arjan May 4 '11 at 9:19
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thanks YOU a LOT :) 1 upvote for introducing me with the AMAZING "Print Screen" functionality :D...tried, but it didn't work :( – Nero theZero May 4 '11 at 17:36

Taking a screen shot and uploading it as @YOU says is usually the way to go; To add another possibility, in some cases, uploading an empty image and drawing directly in here using George Edison's brilliant freehand drawing userscript is also an option - if the illstration doesn't require too much text.

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Support for text is planned :) – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN May 4 '11 at 16:02
    
thanks Pekka for the info plug-in :) – Nero theZero May 4 '11 at 17:38

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