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Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Is there a way to display a spreadsheet as an image?
« on: October 20, 2012, 03:03:55 AM »
If possible, I want to display A google docs spreadsheet I plan to be editing regularly as an image I can embed in a thread. So far, I haven't had any real luck figuring out a way to do that, assuming it's possible.

If it's not, is there a spreadsheet program that would let me export as images so that I could upload it to photobucket or something? Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Is there a way to display a spreadsheet as an image?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2012, 07:20:18 AM »
Not sure I've understood you properly, but if all you mean is to have it as an uneditable image then just take a screen shot of it.

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Re: Is there a way to display a spreadsheet as an image?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 09:47:06 AM »
The only problem with that is that it's not going to take long before this map doesn't fit a single page. Taking multiple shots and editing them together will take more time than I really want to, for how often I'll need to do it.

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Re: Is there a way to display a spreadsheet as an image?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 09:59:01 AM »
Hmmmm.

If you haven't got an answer by Monday I'll ask at work for you.  In a blaze of publicity we now keep all our documents on the cloud so I'm sure one of our IT guys will know.

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Re: Is there a way to display a spreadsheet as an image?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2012, 10:19:50 AM »
Cool! In the meantime, I'm off to visit a helpful applicant's intro. ;)

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Re: Is there a way to display a spreadsheet as an image?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2012, 02:41:37 PM »
Why not including just a link to the spreadsheet, but locking it for anyone else's edits but your own? :-)

Offline ThatRPGuyTopic starter

Re: Is there a way to display a spreadsheet as an image?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2012, 03:06:05 PM »
I could do that, I just really wanted to display the map in thread for the benefit of read-alongers.

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Re: Is there a way to display a spreadsheet as an image?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2012, 10:55:34 PM »
You could ask read-alongers to shoot you a PM for the link. That way you have a record of everyone who has access. It won't be open to just anyone.

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Re: Is there a way to display a spreadsheet as an image?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2012, 10:56:23 PM »
I've actually found a solution. I got a friend to teach me GIMP. I can't wait to get this game started!

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Re: Is there a way to display a spreadsheet as an image?
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2012, 11:22:40 PM »
Sweet!! ;D

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Re: Is there a way to display a spreadsheet as an image?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2012, 11:53:02 AM »
I've actually found a solution. I got a friend to teach me GIMP. I can't wait to get this game started!

Wouldn't that be the same as assembling screen-shots?  Not that GIMP isn't fine for that (used it this week to make an ad-flyer from some jpgs that PSP wouldn't open), but you seemed set against that.

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Re: Is there a way to display a spreadsheet as an image?
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2012, 01:18:09 PM »
I was, until they showed me how easy to use gimp really is. I'm fine with it now. Now all I need is a game thread.

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Re: Is there a way to display a spreadsheet as an image?
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2012, 01:30:54 PM »
My only real problem with GIMP is the load time.  Sometimes it's funny that I can do what I wanted to do with the image (in GIMP) in less time than it took GIMP to load.