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Brilliant!  Thanks Casey.  I never knew how to get stuff pasted down off the print screen button.  I didn't know it just went to the clipboard. 
If I wanted, now I could do a "print screen" of the pasted print screen, and then paste that back into Excel.  Then I could repeat the process a few times until I had a little window into infinity :) 


-----Original Message-----
From: Casey K. Hemmatyar [mailto:khemmatyar(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 2:23 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Any file to Excel (was PDF to Excel)


I use the "snap shot" as Aswin Rangaswamy suggested, only when I want to import from PDF.


However you can import ANY file into Excel or most of other applications (app.).

In order to do this your OP system has to windows XP (prof. or home ed.).


Here's how to do it:

1- Open the file that you want to import it to Excel or other app. Set your "zoom" on standard 100%.

2- Press "Print Scrn SysRq" button on your keyboard. This button is one of those "Forgotten"  buttons that we used to use them for printing files, back in 1980's when DOS was the main OP system. Set your "zoom" on standard 100%.

3- Open Excel ( or word or AutoCAD or any app.)

4- Press two key board buttons of "Ctrl" and "V" at the same time.

5- Now the image is pasted into your Excel (or any other app.) file. Right click on the image and select "Show Picture Toolbar"

6- On the "Picture Toolbar" click on the "Crop" button. It's the icon in the center and it looks like 2 rotated L's.

7- Now "crop" the image or manipulate it the to the shape you want it.


Let me know if you have any question.

Best wishes

Casey (Khashayar) Hemmatyar, PE




From: John Riley [mailto: jpriley485(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 8:48 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: PDF to Excel


Is it possible to import a *.pdf sheet into an Excel worksheet like a picture?

I mainly use Excel for calculations and it would be nice to include individual sheets from ASCE 7 (eg Table 1-1), and other references, on their own tabs for easy access.

John Riley  

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