Picture Perfect Table Paste from Excel to PowerPoint
by Geno A Bulzomi
September, 2007

Okay, this one I love for one simple reason—it makes putting tables from Excel into PowerPoint easy.  I have lost count of how many times I have pasted a table into PowerPoint from Excel that got all messed up and it required all kinds of editing.  There may be an easier way (like embedding) but I just like the idea of pasting it into a document and driving-on. This feature will allow easy use of Excel in a PowerPoint--fast and easy, just how I like it!  

Here's how it is done:

  1. Select the cells that you want to move to PowerPoint.
  2. Click on the “Home” tab and then click “Paste”.
  3. Move to the bottom of the drop-down menu and hover on “As Picture” until the side-menu appears then click on “Copy as Picture”.
  4. This is when a friendly dialog box will appear where you need to select “As shown on screen” and then select the “Picture” option.
  5. Open PowerPoint and tap out the magical “Ctrl” + “V” keys and the trick is performed—the image appears. 
    • Oh, yea, computer deficient people are not aware of “Ctrl” + “V” and that it pastes the last item on your clipboard automatically, so another crusade for the savvy is to assist in getting that shortcut well known!  Oh, yes, also I am on the “Ctrl” + “C” equals copy selected item crusade as well.

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