Re: Photo formats in Word

Subject: Re: Photo formats in Word
From: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 06:39:59 -0400

D.H.White wrote:

The best way is to capture the shot, save it as a graphics file, and then
modify, manipulate, or just use it in your document. I think you'll find
this gives you better resolution. For one thing, a screen shot directly
dropped into Word is a bitmap file. I don't think you'll have good results
if you go back into your Word doc, copy the screen shot, and then try to
manipulate it using an app such as PhotoShop.


I think you are overcomplicating it. Screen shots captured with Alt+PrintScreen and pasted directly into Word actually behave quite well. They can be scaled smoothly, cropped, etc.; and they are stored in the document in a fairly compact and efficient format (don't ask me what that format would be called in the real world, because I have no clue). This is not the same as pasting a .bmp file into the document, as far as I can tell.

Going through a graphic manipulation program is just extra work, unless you need to modify the capture somehow (deleting or modifying some text or an icon, perhaps).



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