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Excel: Transferring Files Between Canvas II and Excel

Last reviewed: October 31, 1994
Article ID: Q51301


The following information tells how to transfer files between Canvas II and Microsoft Excel versions 1.50 and 2.20.


Exporting Canvas II Files to Excel

Export Format: Text

Only straight text will export from Canvas II to Excel. The procedure is as follows:

  1. In Canvas II, select the text to be exported. From the Edit menu, choose Copy.
  2. Paste the text into Excel.

Exporting Excel (Versions 1.50 and 2.20) Files to Canvas II

Export Format: PICT Bitmap

To export charts from Excel to Canvas II, do the following:

  1. Select the chart by choosing it in Excel.
  2. In Excel 1.50, choose Copy Chart from the Edit menu. In Excel 2.20, hold down the SHIFT key and choose Copy Picture from the Edit menu.
  3. Paste the chart into Canvas II.

Note: Copying a chart using Copy Picture in Excel 2.20 is equivalent to choosing Copy Chart in Excel 1.50. By holding down the SHIFT key while choosing Copy Picture from the Edit menu, you can copy a chart or section of a worksheet as a graphic to the Clipboard. A dialog box will appear with the options to copy the picture as it is shown on the screen or as it appears when it is printed.

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Additional reference words: 1.50 2.20

Last reviewed: October 31, 1994
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