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How to Turn Excel File into Gif

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I am trying to turn Excel Files into pleasant looking Gifs for web presentations. Is there a quick and easy way to do this that looks good (without buying extra software?).
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well you can import excel files into power ponit  or insert charts.
this then lets you add the data into the excel spreadsheet from within powerpoint and can be printed and presetned.

in powerponit - go to a new slide - along the menu - insert - object - then scroll down to microsoft excel and select. then fill in the spreadsheet.
or you can imsert a chart - and then complete the data
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If you have Microsoft Publisher (its part of Office 2003 Small Business & Professional) then you can copy your spreadsheet to Publisher, then use Publisher to save it as a "gif" file. It can even convert it to HTML although I wouldn't recommend that option!
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once you insert the excel object - you can open the excel file you want and cut and paste into the one in powerpoint, - then this slide can be printed and presented.

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Unfortunately I do not have Microsoft Publisher. A couple of things on PowerPoint. I already have the spreadsheet so I do not want to recreate it on the object if possible. Also, part of the reason to convert it to a gif format for presentation is to get out of the spreadsheet look and into a better looking format which gif usually provides. Is there no option to convert the xls file into gif?
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SavetheDay
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once you insert the excel object - you can open the excel file you want and cut and paste into the one in powerpoint, - then this slide can be printed and presented.

otherwise use software like paintshop pro and load up and whne excel is on the screen take a paintshop pro snapshot and this turns the screen into an image which you can save and then import into your powerponit.

or simply insert a table and cut and paste from excel
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and then reformatthe table in power point (no pain no gain)
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Have you tried to save your Spreadsheet as HTML - in the Excel "Save As" option you can choose to save a spreadsheet as a "Single HTML Page". This could then be displayed in a browser, and if you play with font sizes you will get a pretty similar affect to GIF - and it will load a lot quicker than a GIF file.

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I do not have PaintShop Pro, but I cut and pasted it into Paint, saved it as a Gif and it actually worked. It is slighly fuzzy. I may experiment with a few other programs like this. Thanks.

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The program I am using for web graphics will only take gif and Jpg - supposedly better quality than html.

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