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snip it tool to copy excel information image and paste into notepad or non ms applications. Can only copy and paste into word

Patricia Timm
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I am snipping a segment of excel (in snip it new then choosing my text) and copying directly from the snip it choices. I would like to paste the snipped piece into expert exchange text box directly.
When I go to the expert text box and try to paste nothing happens. I right click in your text box and choose paste - nothing. and I tried a control v. Is there something i am missing. Works fine in word when I paste. Will not work with notepad. Any way to change settings so that it will work with different apps or does it only paste into ms apps? Thanks ..
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Only image aware apps like Word/Excel/bitmap editors are able to paste a picture.

Notepad, text boxes are TEXT only control, they have no way to handle the bitmap in the clipboard memory. This is by design. It's like expecting a car to make you a cup of coffee. It's not designed for that.

Copy paste the cells selection rather than a screen capture. it should translate as tab separeted text into text capable app such as all of the above including a textarea at ee in your browser

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Sorry I do want a screen shot IF I want to cut and paste a screen shot to help aide in my question how would I do that? I tried print screen and then paste but that does not work either. I saved the image to my desk top and am not sure how to place the image into a textbox like the one I am using now... Thanks

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I did read the first comment... Wanted to clarify that there is no way to paste an image into a textbox like this one. Would I then have to send an attachment instead with the picture??? Thanks
you cannot.

But you can save the screenshot to a file using paint or whatever and attach the file

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thanks not sure what paint is???

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Start > Run > mspaint (enter)


Though there are many free options that are FAR superior in features and ease of use ( https://www.getpaint.net/)