Blurred view when copying into a word document.

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Blurred view when copying into a word document.

Postby tate.darrell5 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:44 pm

I am my ward's newsletter editor. I put the ward/stake calendar in the newsletter each month. Since the change, I've not been able to copy and paste the calendar into my Word document. I got around this problem by downloading the calendar from the church's website as a pdf document and then clicking edit in Adobe Reader and then I "take a snapshot" of the calendar and paste that into the Word document. The problem with this is that the calendar appears blurry after pasting it into my Word document. I have looked at doing the newsletter with the newsletter feature on the church's website but it is too difficult to put one document together from several different organizations within the ward with the church's newsletter feature. I've also tried copying my newsletter into the newsletter feature here and it doesn't separate the different articles but appears as one large several page article. For now, I prefer to use Microsoft Word to create and send my newsletter. It would be great if I could get a calendar that isn't blurry included. What do you suggest?

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Re: Blurred view when copying into a word document.

Postby aebrown » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:47 pm

I'm not sure how specific your requirements are for how the calendar should look, but one option might be to use the Agenda view, then copy and paste the month's events from that view into Word. Then you can do a bit of cleanup and you'll have nice clean text -- no images to be blurry.

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Re: Blurred view when copying into a word document.

Postby tate.darrell5 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:21 pm

Thanks, I'll try that. Where do I find the option to put the calendar in agenda format?

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Re: Blurred view when copying into a word document.

Postby aebrown » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:59 pm

The Agenda view button is right next to the Week and Month view buttons on the top middle of the main calendar display.
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Re: Blurred view when copying into a word document.

Postby tate.darrell5 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:17 pm

Thanks again! I'll give that a try. By the way, when I said the calendar looks blurry, it is pretty much unreadable. Hopefully your suggestion fixes my problem. Have a good one!

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Re: Blurred view when copying into a word document.

Postby BelenG » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:34 pm

You could always use Lightscreen http://lightscreen.sourceforge.net/ to do a nice and clean screenshot.

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Re: Blurred view when copying into a word document.

Postby tate.darrell5 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:01 pm

Thanks for your suggestion! I will give lightsource a try.

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Re: Blurred view when copying into a word document.

Postby Brewer.D » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:44 am

In Word you can right click to see other ways to paste. You should see a "capital A" icon in the list under paste options. That will paste the text without any formatting. It will also leave out all the form objects that Word thinks could be security issues.

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Re: Blurred view when copying into a word document.

Postby sbradshaw » Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:28 pm

The original PDF calendar you download has a high resolution and won't get blurry when it's resized or printed. But when you take a screenshot, the screenshot will get blurry if it's expanded or printed because it has a low resolution. Word allows you to embed a PDF file (one page at a time) directly as if it were a regular image file.

On a Mac you can do this through [ Insert > Photo > Picture from File... ] or by dragging it into the document from the desktop.


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