Pasting a image as "picture" vs a "bitmap"


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Guest

Greetings

I'm hoping that someone on this NG can help we with a question regarding insertion of images in MS Word documents. I do a considerable amount of inserting screen captures (PrtScrn or Alt+PrtScrn) into word documents. If you do a print screen directly into word (e.g. PrtScrn then Edit/Paste with in Word) the image is pasted as a bitmap making the document huge. This is the case even if you do Paste Special from within Word. However, if you take that PrtScrn and first paste it into an imaging application like PaintBrush or the MS Photo Editor that comes with office, then copy from the image editing application and then Paste Special into Word, you get an option to insert the image as a "Picture" which is a MUCH smaller in terms of KB or even MB size.

I'd like to be able to eliminate the step of pasting the PrtScrn into an image editing app. I have tried a couple of the screen capture application on c|net, but these seem to paste only as bitmaps. Is anyone aware of either
1. a screen capture utility that would allow the captured image to be pasted directly into word as a "Picture"
2. a setting within either Word or the XP OS that would allow PrtScrn images to be pasted as a "Picture"
3. or another solution not listed

Many thanks

PS i'll be pasting this same Q into a Word NG too.
 
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Yves Alarie

you can try this free software:
http://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/
This works differently than PrtScr saving to the clipboard and then you open
some software and paste the clipboard.
This capture the screen (not an active window, the whole screen, so you need
to make the active window if this is what you want, go full screen). Then
when you save, you have the opportunity to reduce it and it is saved as a
..jpg. The default folder for saving is \My Documents\My Pictures and the
default file name is Screenshot001.jpg, then 002 etc. if you accept the
default. This way you get files that you can use anytime and a lot easier
than this saving to clipboard and then pasting. You also get a variety of
options with this software to set it the way you can best use it.
~Von said:
Greetings,

I'm hoping that someone on this NG can help we with a question regarding
insertion of images in MS Word documents. I do a considerable amount of
inserting screen captures (PrtScrn or Alt+PrtScrn) into word documents. If
you do a print screen directly into word (e.g. PrtScrn then Edit/Paste with
in Word) the image is pasted as a bitmap making the document huge. This is
the case even if you do Paste Special from within Word. However, if you
take that PrtScrn and first paste it into an imaging application like
PaintBrush or the MS Photo Editor that comes with office, then copy from the
image editing application and then Paste Special into Word, you get an
option to insert the image as a "Picture" which is a MUCH smaller in terms
of KB or even MB size.
I'd like to be able to eliminate the step of pasting the PrtScrn into an
image editing app. I have tried a couple of the screen capture application
1. a screen capture utility that would allow the captured image to be
pasted directly into word as a "Picture"?
2. a setting within either Word or the XP OS that would allow PrtScrn
images to be pasted as a "Picture"?
 
D

David Candy

Programs put formats on the clipboard in the order of the copying program's reccommendation of best format. Pasting programs ask the clipboard in the order it wants. Whan an asked for format matches a available format that becomes the default format. The clipboard provides some conversions (eg put text on the clipboard and you can paste any text format as the clipboard converts)

Paste into word, cut from Word, Paste Special into Word (Eg Ctrl + V, Ctrl + X).
 
G

Guest

-----Original Message-----
Greetings,

I'm hoping that someone on this NG can help we with a
question regarding insertion of images in MS Word
documents. I do a considerable amount of inserting
screen captures (PrtScrn or Alt+PrtScrn) into word
documents. If you do a print screen directly into word
(e.g. PrtScrn then Edit/Paste with in Word) the image is
pasted as a bitmap making the document huge. This is the
case even if you do Paste Special from within Word.
However, if you take that PrtScrn and first paste it into
an imaging application like PaintBrush or the MS Photo
Editor that comes with office, then copy from the image
editing application and then Paste Special into Word, you
get an option to insert the image as a "Picture" which is
a MUCH smaller in terms of KB or even MB size.
I'd like to be able to eliminate the step of pasting the
PrtScrn into an image editing app. I have tried a couple
of the screen capture application on c|net, but these
seem to paste only as bitmaps. Is anyone aware of either:
1. a screen capture utility that would allow the
captured image to be pasted directly into word as
a "Picture"?
2. a setting within either Word or the XP OS that would
allow PrtScrn images to be pasted as a "Picture"?
 
M

Mike

Excellent! Definately streamlines the process!


Programs put formats on the clipboard in the order of the copying program's
reccommendation of best format. Pasting programs ask the clipboard in the
order it wants. Whan an asked for format matches a available format that
becomes the default format. The clipboard provides some conversions (eg put
text on the clipboard and you can paste any text format as the clipboard
converts)

Paste into word, cut from Word, Paste Special into Word (Eg Ctrl + V, Ctrl +
X).

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Brad said:
I spent a lot of time trying to do the same, and was never able to find
a way

Brad
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insertion of images in MS Word documents. I do a considerable amount of
inserting screen captures (PrtScrn or Alt+PrtScrn) into word documents. If
you do a print screen directly into word (e.g. PrtScrn then Edit/Paste with
in Word) the image is pasted as a bitmap making the document huge. This is
the case even if you do Paste Special from within Word. However, if you
take that PrtScrn and first paste it into an imaging application like
PaintBrush or the MS Photo Editor that comes with office, then copy from the
image editing application and then Paste Special into Word, you get an
option to insert the image as a "Picture" which is a MUCH smaller in terms
of KB or even MB size.image editing app. I have tried a couple of the screen capture application
 
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alon

Sorry to revive this slightly old thread, but I'm desperately looking
for a similar solution, and I'm beginning to come to the realization
that there may be no such way to do it (which is crazy, because it
seems rather basic).

This is what I (and I think the original poster) are looking for:

An application that will capture the screen and place it in the
clipboard, but NOT in bitmap format -- instead placing a much more
compressed JPEG image in the clipboard.

I don't want or need software that will capture the screen in BMP
format and allow me to save it in JPEG format -- why go through the
extra steps of saving and than inserting into documents?? Putting BMP
files on the clipboard seems to be an outdated, obsolete way to work
with images.

My hopes are not high, but if there is a way to do this (be it
freeware, payware, registry hacking -- whatever), I would really
appreciate any ideas. I'm sick of converting stupid BMP images!!

Thanks,
Alon

~Von said:
Greetings,

I'm hoping that someone on this NG can help we with a question
regarding insertion of images in MS Word documents. I do a
considerable amount of inserting screen captures (PrtScrn or
Alt+PrtScrn) into word documents. If you do a print screen directly
into word (e.g. PrtScrn then Edit/Paste with in Word) the image is
pasted as a bitmap making the document huge. This is the case even if
you do Paste Special from within Word. However, if you take that
PrtScrn and first paste it into an imaging application like PaintBrush
or the MS Photo Editor that comes with office, then copy from the
image editing application and then Paste Special into Word, you get an
option to insert the image as a "Picture" which is a MUCH smaller in
terms of KB or even MB size.
 
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David Candy

bmp, wmf, and emf (an enhanced wmf) are the internal graphic formats of windows. It is what is uses to draw your screen.

Use Outlook express as it can't paste bitmaps (though it will copy them). Use Paste Special in other applications to view the formats available (ie the common formats to both copying and pasting applications)
 

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