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Saving an Excel Spreadsheet as a Bitmap

Posted by Pete Gil on January 15, 2002 8:02 AM

How do save an Excel spreadsheet as a bitmap. I want an image of the spreadsheet to insert in another program that recognizes .bmp


Posted by Richard Winfield on January 15, 2002 8:09 AM

If what you are asking for is a screen shot of the excel spreadsheet then :

Bring up the spreadsheet you want a .bmp of, then press ALT+PRINT SCREEN. Open the Paint application and select PASTE from the edit menu. This will create a .bmp file of the screen which you can import into any program that recognizes that format. This will only show you exactly what is on the screen at the time, so if the spreadsheet you want is larger than one screen you will have to repeat this process for each screen.

Hope this helps,


Posted by Lewis (1) on January 15, 2002 8:09 AM

Press Print Screen, then open your graphics program and paste (NT)

Posted by Pete on January 15, 2002 8:20 AM

I need the spreadsheet only, not a screen shot. Is there a way to do it? thanks

Posted by DK on January 15, 2002 9:24 AM

You could edit the picture in your image editor using the selector in Paint for example.


Posted by Joe Was on January 15, 2002 2:03 PM

Screen Print key will do the whole window, Alt+ScreenPrint will do the active sheet. JSW