Well Christine (K)Regardless of what tool you use to create your bitmap, once included / embedded in the Word file, what is there becomes saved as part of the Word file / RTF itself. I find that it is best to save out the grabs externally as separate bitmap files, so you have a backup or, when linking, a master file that you can update that, in turn, shows up as changed in your linked MS Office documents as you refresh their image hyperlink fields.
You will find that MS Wordpad, which handles graphics like old Word 6 (sans spell checker) is the best generally available Windows tool if you just want to simply cut and dump into a document on the fly, rather than save out the images. Although those Wordpad files do save at huge sizes, like the RTF on which its format is based, they are essentially lossless and can be used as a sequentially grabbed master file that shows your workflow progress, from which those bitmaps can then be copied and pasted into tools such as MS Paint or direct to Word itself.
To run Wordpad: 1. Press Win (flag) + R. The Run prompt displays. 2. Type wordpad and press Enter. Wordpad displays. To run MS Paint: 1. Press Win (flag) + R. The Run prompt displays. 2. Either type pbrush or mspaint and press Enter. An untitled ? Paint window displays. MS Paintbrush tip.Make your default new image size (press Ctrl+E for Image > Attributes) tiny, say 6x6 pixels. Whatever you paste in will stretch to fit, requiring no editing to match the size of your pasted image.
Hope that helps a little more. Cheers, Micky G. P.S. I don't use Snagit. At 15:42 15/09/2008, you wrote:
Another, possibly very dumb, question about screen dumps.You are using SnagIt. SnagIt is set to save as .png, and to display the capture direct in the selected location in Word.You do your capture, it displays first in the SnagIt Capture Preview window, you click Finish to put it into Word. You DO NOT save it.What kind of file is it? Once a picture is embedded is there ANY way of seeing what file type it is? Christine
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