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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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I never scoff at the occasional bit of serendipity, but I may laugh heartily at it. After Cary Lu's article, "Computing's Holy War," in TidBITS-283, the online version of Dilbert began to cover much the same topicShow full article

Just an Apple Fellow Kind of Guy

Just an Apple Fellow Kind of Guy -- The rumors were true: Apple announced last week that Guy Kawasaki has been appointed an Apple Fellow. Always an outspoken and often controversial advocate of the Macintosh, Guy led Apple's developer relations and product management efforts on the Macintosh from 1983 to 1987 - where he coined the term "software evangelist" - before leaving to found ACI US and pursue other enterprises, most recently serving as the president of Fog City Software, the creators of Claris's forthcoming Emailer programShow full article

QuickTime 2.0

QuickTime 2.0 is now available for Mac and Windows directly over the Internet. Until now, QuickTime 2.0 has been available only with the purchase of System 7.5, or a Mac with 7.5 pre-installed, or Mac or Windows multimedia software that includes a copyShow full article

Apple Acquires MailShare

Apple Acquires MailShare -- Apple announced last week that it has acquired both Glenn Anderson and his excellent program MailShare, an SMTP and POP Internet mail server for the MacShow full article

WorldScript Support in ClarisWorks 4.0

Dan Kogai writes: Since making HTML documents is one of my tasks, I was excited to see in TidBITS-283 that ClarisWorks 4.0 was shipping. I immediately purchased the upgrade online from Cyberian Outpost and it came in a few daysShow full article

Get a Grip

Get a Grip -- PowerBook owners who plan to spend any time where its hot enough that sitting quietly at your keyboard can make you sweat, or who carry their PowerBooks around a lot, might want to check out a product called Grip~it Strips, which make the surface of your PowerBook (or any portable computer or device) less slipperyShow full article

TidBITS Contents

As I'm sure most of you have noticed, and a couple of you have commented upon, we've been publishing more articles about the Internet in TidBITS over the last few monthsShow full article

StarNine Ships WebSTAR

StarNine Technologies has made waves with the recent release of the new WebSTAR World Wide Web server software for Macintosh and Power Macintosh. The software is a new version of Chuck Shotton's MacHTTP server utility, with quite a bit of additional functionality and performance, a cleaner user interface, and StarNine's marketing muscle behind itShow full article

FullWrite, Part I of II

Although FullWrite is only at version 2.0, the word processing program has been around for years. It began life in 1988 as Ashton-Tate's FullWrite Professional, but after Borland acquired Ashton-Tate, not much happened with FullWrite until Akimbo Systems purchased the program in 1993 and released version 1.7. Akimbo released FullWrite 2.0 in October of 1994Show full article

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