TECH TIP: screen capture sizing

Subject: TECH TIP: screen capture sizing
From: "Cheryl L. Higgins" <cwhitnah -at- NETMEG -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 07:30:39 -0500

+On the below quoted portion of Mr. Hoffenberg's screen capture techniques
with Word, I would like to add these additional cheers for Word's graphics
utility. As a veteran Word user, and not a graphics person, I was pleased
when I downloaded some oversized early railroad maps from the 1800's and
wanted them to look nice for a website project, but mostly to use on my
desktop and print out. Wishing I could used the "Print Area" and "Size to
Page" utilities in Excel to print them, (which I probably could but didn't
want to start that!) I called it up into a Word document, reduced the image,
quickly applied a colored border and resaved as a bitmap again. Its
resolution and quality were beautifully maintained for my desktop and
printing on a good color printer. With my litlle utility, Polyview, I added
it to my image collection and converted it to the jpg and gif formats for my
webiste, as Larry did unsing Corel PhotoPaint. The maps were much more
accessible to me as a non-graphics person and Word was great!
----- Original Message -----
From: Larry Hoffenberg <LarryHoff -at- WORLDNET -dot- ATT -dot- NET>

>The most interesting and unexpected suggestion I received (from 3 different
>sources!) was to paste the capture into an MS Word document, resize it
>within Word, then recapture it at the reduced size. Surprisingly, this
>produced very good results!! Is it really possible that Billy Boy's boys
>girls have produced a "word processor" that matches or exceeds the graphic
>manipulation results from dedicated tools like the Corels (Draw, PhotoPaint
>and Zara), Paint Shop Pro, Blue Sky's ResizeIt, and a couple of others I
>tried?!?! For this task, amazingly, yes!

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