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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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Apple Could Make QR Codes Work with a Simple Tweak

QR Codes, the 2D codes you see increasingly on products, ads, and billboards these days, are laughed at. Who uses them? Apple could change this quite easily.Show full article

Prep for Mountain Lion with New Take Control Ebook

It’s nearly time for another upgrade to Mac OS X, and to help you prepare for a trouble-free experience, we’re pleased to bring you Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Upgrading to Mountain Lion,” the latest version of a book he has written for every big cat since Panther. It’s available now with a $5-off introductory price, and will receive a free update with all the details once Apple lifts our non-disclosure agreement. You can also pre-order Matt Neuburg’s “Take Control of Using Mountain Lion,” again with a $5-off introductory price.Show full article

Trello Offers Compelling Collaboration Tool

We’ve started using the online collaboration tool Trello for TidBITS, Take Control, and various personal activities. It’s more interesting than other task management tools we’ve tried because it doesn’t force us into specific ways of thinking or working, but lets us configure our own approaches.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 9 July 2012

Notable software releases this week include Keyboard Maestro 5.3.1, SpamSieve 2.9.2, Hazel 3.0.9, and ClamXav 2.3.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 9 July 2012

Apple’s App Store weathered a few storms last week, with what might have been a Trojan horse sneaking through the approval process and a problem that caused all new and updated apps downloaded for a few days to be corrupted. Our linked articles have the details, along with a pointer to Mozilla’s announcement of Thunderbird going into maintenance mode and Glenn Fleishman outlining his working methods at Macdrifter.Show full article

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