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Jtucker10278

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So I have spent a fair amount of time creating Lockout Tagout Procedures, And I did this using Excel.

(i still don't know why anyone uses word for anything. document layout is so much easier in excel)

but now my boss wants me to put a "Warning Boarder" around the edge. Like 1/2 inch diagonal red stripes.

So i created a Warning page with the red stripes and and pasted that image into excel.
then using the snipping tool I grabbed a picture of the Lock out tagout procedure from the print preview page and pasted that over the top of the "warning" graphic.

But as you can imagine the picture of the procedure text is just not as crisp.

just thought I would ask if anyone had any cleaver ideas.

as always thanks for any help
 

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Tetra201

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Try setting your Warning page image as the sheet background.
 

SpillerBD

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use Word:p
Using Tables in Word is problematic at first and some issues carry over to an inserted spreadsheet, but it is the better application.
Excel does not provide the dpi that Word can and you will always have some poor image quality issues.
For procedures I use Word with bulleted list and/or Outlines.
 

Jtucker10278

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I was pretty sure "Use Word" was going to be the answer when I asked, its just that excel makes me feel like a god, and every time I open Word I feel like a 4 year old in a calculus class.
 

SpillerBD

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at least I didn't suggest Publisher :LOL:
Our friend Mike Girvin does have some Word videos on his YouTube channel ExcelIsFun. I also suggest Kalmstrom channel for Word, he has a better presentation of using the Outline View.


You may still want to be done for now and use Shapes in Excel to create your borders and use a fill pattern. That should look good. Any shapes you need that aren't available will be at most 300dpi and sometimes just looks bad.
 

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