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    inserting a file as a snapshot (97)

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    Re: inserting a file as a snapshot (97)

    If you don't need the information in headers and footers, you can simply copy the page into the clipboard and then use Edit => Paste Special => Picture (with no link).

    This is also the only way to make a Word Document almost impossible to edit.
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    Re: inserting a file as a snapshot (97)

    I have just the opposite -- I think -- question: Freind who is writing a book has encountered the performance problem resulting from inserting picture files into the Word document. My suggestion for him is to insert a link, not the picture itself, but I am at a loss as to how to do this. (And is this indeed the best approach?)

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    Re: inserting a file as a snapshot (97)

    To a general picture, yes, although funny things happen with linked pictures (depending on the version of Word).

    Assuming that there is a picture file on disk, put it in the same directory as the document using the link (this isn't necessary, just makes it easier to move everything at once). Insert => Picture => From File will bring up a dialog box. Find and select the picture but do not push any buttons yet! The Insert button has a little down-triangle that you want to click on and have it say "link."

    Upon exploring further, I'm not sure that you can paste as a linked picture! <img src=/S/shy.gif border=0 alt=shy width=15 height=15>
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    Re: inserting a file as a snapshot (97)

    Hi arage. Saw your question elsewhere. Here's some more info for you. I use a litlle program that I love, called SnagIt. It's a screen-capture utility that works ever so much better than Windows' print-screen command. You could feasibly do a print preview of your doc. Then take a screen capture of the whole page. Ought to turn out well for you. You can download a trial of SnagIt at www.techsmith.com

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    Re: inserting a file as a snapshot (97)

    thanks Dreamy!

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    Re: inserting a file as a snapshot (97)

    I will jump on the band wagon and vouch for SnagIt... I love it and use it all the time...

    However, I've tried to do the whole put the document in print preview and take a screen shot of it... it's tough to do. In order to get it big enough to be legible in the graphic you have to get rid of all the toolbars on the print preview screen and zoom in so you can read what you want to see in the graphic. Otherwise it will be distorted in the picture SnagIt creates.

    Agare, are you trying to show an example of a form in a document? Just wondering why you want to insert one text document into another...

    have fun

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    Re: inserting a file as a snapshot (97)

    Hi KT:

    I haven't used SnagIt, but have heard others mention it. Does it have any advantages over IrfanView, if you know?

    Thanks,

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    Re: inserting a file as a snapshot (97)

    Provided that you can get the whole piece of the doc on the screen at once, you can do a screen dump of the selected area using the ALT-Print Screen buttons on your keyboard, then CTRL-C to copy it and CTRL-V to paste it.

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    Re: inserting a file as a snapshot (97)

    I've never used IrFan View however there is <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=free&Number=6879&page=5&vie w=collapsed&sb=5&o=0> this thread in Software Finds</A> that speaks highly of it.
    You may want to do a search in Software Finds as I seem to remember a more in depth discussion about it but I'm not sure where that is.
    There is also <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=free&Number=13660&page=5&vi ew=collapsed&sb=5&o=0>this post about SnagIt</A> in Software Finds as well.
    hope that helps.
    have fun

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