High Res screen capture for Excel

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  1. da_alchemist macrumors member

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    Does anyone know of an efficient way of getting high res screen captures of excel documents and importing it into a page layout program such as InDesign, Quark or Pagemaker?

    Its probably a third party add-on. I'll use a PC program if I have to.

    Thanx.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I suppose you could use the Grab utility or the built-in screenshot function to take a screen grab, then export it as a format that InDesign/Quark/Pagemaker can read. The resolution of a screen grab taken with this method is dependent on the resolution your display is set to and the size of the area you're capturing.
     
  3. fowler. macrumors 6502a

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    Usually you can create a pdf from it and import that directly into Quark or InDesign. That keeps it in vector form.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Actually, if you use the built-in screen grab tool (Command+Shift+3 for the whole screen, or Command+Shift+4 then select the region you want grabbed), it creates a PDF for you, all ready to import, unless you need to crop it first, which can be done in Preview.
     
  5. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Well, technically, it's not in vector form at that point. It's just a bitmap of the screen. PDF supports both vector and bitmap graphics.
     

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