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    Capture Icon (Word XP)

    <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29> Years ago, I captured Command Icons from a Word toolbar, and copied it into a Word document. I have to explain a complex set of instructions, and I
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    Re: Capture Icon (Word XP)

    You can use almost any screen capture program to capture a rectangular part of the screen, then copy it to the clipboard, ready to be pasted into Word (or wherever you need it). One I like is FastStone Screen Capture (free for home use), but there are many others.

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    Re: Capture Icon (Word XP)

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> It seems to do the job.
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    Re: Capture Icon (Word XP)

    If you're working in Word, an easy way to do this is to open Tools | Customize. Right-click on the desired button and choose Copy Button Image. Close Customize and Paste where you want the icon in the document. You might get better results using Paste Special... | Bitmap (as opposed to DIB)

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    Re: Capture Icon (Word XP)

    Nothing happens when I right click on the desired button. Is there an add-in I should be using? I
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    Re: Capture Icon (Word XP)

    The Customize dialog needs to be open. Then when you right-click a toolbar button you should get a lengthy menu.

    Added: Let me note that the image obtained in this manner might not look exactly like the image on the toolbar -- not the whole button -- because many of the little images have a transparent background that enables them to "work" on a variety of different color schemes. Screen capturing is the easiest way to get the complete button as it appears with your current Windows "theme."

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    Re: Capture Icon (Word XP)

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    Re: Capture Icon (Word XP)

    I can't explain it. Here's the type of menu you should get from a typical toolbar button (in this case the Copy button). When the icon also is displayed in a menu, you can copy from there as well.

    If this function is disabled, you could try starting Word as a "blank slate" using Start > Run..., winword.exe /a (that's from memory, hope that's the correct command line, or check Phil's star post on systematic approach to troubleshooting Word problems).
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    Re: Capture Icon (Word XP)

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    Re: Capture Icon (Word XP)

    Office 12 meaning Office 2007? You might find threads elsewhere in the Lounge on how to clean out any leftover settings or files. Hopefully it's won't be too (much more) painful.

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    Re: Capture Icon (Word XP)

    Sorry to hear it doesn't work for you. I can only suggest the "homegrown" solution Woody's Office POWER Pack 2003 as an alternative: "[i]Button Face IDs

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