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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.

 
 

TelePort Caveat

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Technical Support Coordinator, BAKA Computers

Readers who have an ADB model of the TelePort modem from Global Village Communication and are about to install one of Global Village's newer serial modems (the TelePort/Silver or TelePort/Gold) should be aware of problems with using both modems with one Macintosh.

The first problem occurs when you install the TelePort serial software - the installer erases the TelePort ADB software during installation. (This caused extra confusion because I had received my latest software update electronically and didn't have a copy on disk!) The second problem appears when you boot the Macintosh and find that the ADB and Serial Control Panels each refuse to load if the other is present.

A Global Village representative quickly responded to an email query about the issue (a good indication of their highly-responsive level of support), and said a fix is being prepared for a future software release. In the meantime, if you need to use both modems from the same Mac, you should use the ADB TelePort's software normally, and use the serial TelePort as a standard modem with no software. This means you'll be able to send and receive faxes only from the ADB modem.

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