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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.

 
 
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Silent MacBook Pro Update Provides Faster CPUs

Apple has updated the MacBook Pro line with slightly faster CPUs, options for larger hard drives, and newer AMD Radeon graphics processors.Show full article

Apple Releases Multiple Hardware-Related Updates

Apple must have identified some problems in the firmware of all recent Macs, to judge from the slew of lightly described updates that the company just released. None seem major, but all are recommended.Show full article

Apple TV 4.4.2 Update May Cause Reset Upset

Apple’s recently released Apple TV update 4.4.2 fixes issues with versions 4.4.1 and 4.4, but may have early adopters reaching for the antacid along with their Apple Remotes.Show full article

The Problem with Lion’s Duplicate Command

Auto Save is a great feature of Mac OS X Lion, but part of its implementation is confusing, especially to new users the feature is supposed to help. If you’re wondering why Save As no longer appears in some applications, read on for details.Show full article

How Take Control Makes EPUBs in Pages

An inside look at how Take Control books are made into EPUBs, and what we had to do to get there.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 31 October 2011

Notable software releases this week include iPhoto ’11 9.2.1, PDFpen and PDFpenPro 5.6, TextExpander 3.3.4, and KeyCue 6.0.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 31 October 2011

We have lots of great extras for you this week, starting with Mona Simpson’s eulogy for Steve Jobs, stats on just how embarrassingly wrong rumor sites really are, how to import camera videos into iMovie ’11, news of iPad Smart Cover color changes, several podcasts featuring Jeff Carlson, and an explanation of how Netflix lost 800,000 customers.Show full article

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