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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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More Word Macro Viruses

More Word Macro Viruses -- According to a recent CIAC bulletin, new Microsoft Word macro viruses have been discovered, and at least two of the new varieties are damagingShow full article

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Word Macro Viruses Still Out There

In TidBITS-292, we reported on a cross-platform virus written in WordBasic that affected some users of Microsoft Word 6.0, mostly on non-Macintosh platformsShow full article

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Cross-Platform Virus Strikes Word Users

Though the possibility of a cross-platform virus moving as interpreted commands in data documents has been considered by computer experts, none had been seen in the user community until this month's discovery that a new virus was spreading within document macros interpreted by Microsoft's WordBasic macro languageShow full article

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Beware Macro Viruses

Last week in TidBITS-382, I wrote a short piece warning people not to become complacent about viruses on the Macintosh. I received a number of notes, including one thanking me for the article (the reader ran Disinfectant, which promptly found virus infestations on his hard disk)Show full article

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More on Macro Viruses

The point of many viruses, macro or otherwise, is to annoy people, waste time, and generally eat bandwidth of various sorts. That's ironic, given the amount of space the topic consumes whenever it appears in the press (see TidBITS-383)Show full article

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Macro Viruses (Slight Return)

I know I said I wouldn't write more about macro viruses a number of issues ago, but I couldn't resist passing on these useful pieces of information. Michael Gibbs comments: An ironic aspect of your warning regarding virus-infected disks from "official" sources is that most application installers recommend that you disable extensions, in many cases disabling your Mac's immune systemShow full article

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