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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.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/16-May-05

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'Evil' Widgets in Dashboard -- Here we go again. It seems that it may not be entirely safe to download Dashboard widgets; read on for details. (8 messages)

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Moving between base stations under Tiger -- Moving between AirPort base stations while using Tiger may not work properly, but Apple knows about the problem. (1 message)

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Tiger's keys and cursors -- In Tiger, you can remap the Caps Lock key to be anything you want, and readers share other helpful suggestions about keys, buttons, and cursors. (2 messages)

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Power user features vs. whizz bang features -- Is Apple spending too much time on eye-candy features like Dashboard in favor of things that will make a difference to power users? And is that a bad thing? (7 messages)

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Reading NeXTstep disk -- What do you do if you have data on an old NeXTstep disk that you need? (4 messages)

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Mounting a Mac OS 9 network volume in Tiger -- Reports of problems using AppleShare over AppleTalk networks in Tiger leads to talk of how the two terms are often confused. (13 messages)

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Science applications on the Mac -- So what are Mac-based scientists using for experiment programming, publication-quality charts and graphs, and more? (7 messages)

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New File System in Tiger -- Does Tiger lock files differently than previous versions of Mac OS X to prevent multiple applications from changing the same file? Or not? (6 messages)

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Old PowerBook SCSI hard drives -- Can you pull data from an old SCSI laptop hard disk these days? Finding an adapter proves challenging. (2 messages)

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Spotlight and backups -- How will Tiger's new search utility affect the way we back up data? If everything is scattered about one's hard drive, can backup utilities handle an anticipated breakdown of hierarchical filing? (2 messages)

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New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
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
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>