Insert a Clipped Screenshot
|Figure 1 – Screenshot options in Excel|
|Raw window insert. See the black bands around the image and extra space that should be cropped.|
Editing the image is easy from the Format tab, but why bother. The other option from Figure 1 is to use screen clipping. Select it and the Excel window will disappear, the screen will go gray, and you will be given a cross hair. Simply drag select an area to include and voila.
|Clipping Select for a screen shot to keep the image and file small|
By only selecting the area required the image is kept very small.
In case the file is still to big it is worth pointing out another useful feature – compress images.
Select an image then click on the “Picture Tools-Format” menu tab. Choose “Compress Images” which can help shrink a file size drastically and make it much easier to open on slow connections or send via email.
|Choose “Compress Pictures” to reduce the overall file size of a spreadsheet with embedded images.|