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.
Keyboard Maestro 6.2
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
'Take Control of Keyboard Maestro' would be very welcome! I struggle with using variables and find the documentation, while welcome, assumes too much prior knowledge. Bundle with 'Take Control of AppleScript', please.
Update: just spotted the earlier item - http://tidbits.com/article/13784 - suggesting Take Control of KM might not be a bestseller. Fair point, but I would still be grateful! :-)
We'd love to do a book about Keyboard Maestro; the problem is figuring out how to make it worthwhile from a business perspective.