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#1 User is offline   johan974 

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 05:54 PM

To create a user manual I create/ edit pictures in GIMP.

How can I copy a selection into MS Word? E.g. 1 small part of a complete picture.

After the GIMP copy, pasting in Word doesn't do anything.

Can anyone help?
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:11 PM

AFAIK, you would have to make the selection an image and save it as either a jpg, gif, or png image.

Do your selection then Ctrl + C or Edit > Copy

You can do the keyboard shortcut, Ctrl + Shift + V and it will paste your selection as a new image in GIMP. Or you can do
Edit > Paste as > New image. Either way will work.

Save the resulting image onto your hard drive. In Word, Insert > Image (or is it Picture?) from File, browse to your picture and insert it.
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:41 PM

Have you tried using drag-n-drop? I don't use Windows but I know that under Linux drag-n-dropping works quite well between applications. Unlike the Windows clipboard (which converts the image to a BMP), d-n-d'ing works with the MIME types of the associated data; therefore layers can be transferred with their alpha channels and layermasks intact, and images can be transferred as separate layers (assuming the program supports the MIME type).
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 09:25 PM

in windows i fear you should save first the cropped version and then use word Insert>image as suggested oregonian
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 06:48 AM

Thanx for the responses. Saving via GIMP, loading it via Word may be the best thing - although not quick to use.

Dragging a selection directly to Word doesn't work :cry:

I tried myself: selection in GIMP, control-c, insert an object in word, control-v (paste), adapt the size as needed. This is also not very easy.

Thanx anyway.
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 12:09 PM

Another alternative would be to open the original image, Alt + Printscreen will copy only that window to the clipboard, paste it into Word and crop it in Word.

***LATER***

I just tested this out at work in Word. Works. I was able to crop the picture in Word.
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 05:56 PM

Thanx, may help also in specific situations!
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 02:02 PM

Hi

I found a pretty funny solution:

1. Copy you picture in GIMP with normal Copy (CRTL-C)
2. Open Excel (!!!) I use 2007
3. Insert the picture via Paste (CRTL-V)
4. Open Word
5. Copy via normal Copy & Paste the picture from Excel to Word

Works fine :D

This is extremly strange - but it is fast and useful

Greetings: Der Wiesengrund
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:07 PM

TWAdorno said:

Hi

I found a pretty funny solution:

1. Copy you picture in GIMP with normal Copy (CRTL-C)
2. Open Excel (!!!) I use 2007
3. Insert the picture via Paste (CRTL-V)
4. Open Word
5. Copy via normal Copy & Paste the picture from Excel to Word

Works fine :D

This is extremly strange - but it is fast and useful

Greetings: Der Wiesengrund

I use a similar method, but I copy and paste it into MS Paint, and then copy it from there into Word. It's not the ideal solution, but if you have MS Paint, I think it's better than saving the selection as an image just so you can paste it into Word.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 05:47 PM

Hi,

Thanx a lot, this works and saves time !!!

Greetings: Johan :o :o :o

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