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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.

 
 

Notes from the Apple Catalog

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Macintosh Portable Supplies -- Macintosh Portable owners will be pleased to hear that Apple hasn't abandoned them. Mac Portable batteries are in short supply at most dealers, who understandably don't want to stock infrequently requested items, but Apple's latest catalog includes this hard-to-find item. The Macintosh Portable Battery (item B1023) is $39, and the companion recharger (item B1022) is $105.

Manual Replacements -- "Did your dog eat your manual? Or maybe you've just bought a used computer or other Apple product that didn't come with a manual." That's how the latest Apple Catalog describes possible situations that could lead you to need a replacement Apple manual. We've heard better stories, but we'll leave them to your imagination. In any case, if you need a replacement, chances are Apple has an extra and will sell it to you for $15.

Within the United States you can call 800/795-1000 twenty-four hours a day, and orders over $50 receive free overnight shipping. Apple's catalog does not provide a non-800 number for customers outside the U.S.; the ordering information says they can only deliver to U.S. purchasers, but I think you could have a friend purchase a manual for you in the U.S. and then mail it to you.

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