You can copy the query plan to the clipboard.
To copy a query plan
Right-click the Query Plan window and select Copy.
When the query plan displays as Tree Plan and Plan Text Language the query plan can be pasted as text or as a bitmap picture. Graphic applications, such as MS Paint, only paste the query plan as a bitmap. Text applications, such as Notepad, only paste it in a text format. Applications that handle both text and graphics, such as Microsoft Word, allow you to choose the format if you select the Paste Special option to paste the image. This option is usually found on the Edit menu.