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Copy Excel Selection as a Picture

Want to show someone a chunk of an Excel spreadsheet via email or iChat? You could take a screenshot, but if you want to show just a portion of the Excel window and you don't use a utility like Snapz Pro, you can do this right from within Excel 2008. Make a selection, hold down the Shift key, and choose Copy Picture from the Edit menu. You can select whether the selection will be rendered as though it was shown on screen or as though it was printed. Then just switch to your desired destination and paste.

 
 

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 23-Mar-09

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Espresso 1.0 from MacRabbit is the first release of the company's much-anticipated Web authoring application, which is designed to provide an elegant workflow for Web developers and designers. Espresso supports HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, and PHP, and can publish to Web sites using FTP, SFTP, FTP/SSL, or Amazon's S3 service. It features quick editing, projects for handling full sites, and live previews so you don't have to reload constantly. A plug-in architecture may help users extend Espresso in the future. (59.95 euros, 49.95 euros if you own CSSEdit 2, 8.8 MB)

PDFpen 4.1 and PDFpenPro 4.1 from SmileOnMyMac are the latest versions of the PDF editing utilities. Both version updates feature a number of undisclosed bug fixes and add support for Sparkle - the open source Mac OS X framework designed to simplify distributing software updates. ($49.95/$99.95, free updates, 13 MB/13.2 MB)

Mini DisplayPort to VGA Firmware Update from Apple addresses longstanding performance and compatibility issues with the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter on Mini DisplayPort-enabled Macs. The problems addressed include intermittent screen flickering and, in some cases, no video output appearing at all. More information regarding the update and steps to install it is available from Apple's Web site. (Free update, 11.4 MB)

 

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