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Aug 26th, 2012, 6:51pm
 
I'm building a series of detailed Time Lines to illustrate product delivery and want to incorporate them in a MS-Word document.

Other than a Screen Print, is there any other way to get the image out of Tinderbox?

Thanks!
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Reply #1 - Aug 26th, 2012, 9:48pm
 
That -- or something like Skitch -- is probably the best way right now, since Copy As Picture... is on vacation until Tinderbox 6.  You can also print to pdf, and use the pdf.

And the Web export can also be used to embed the timeline in apps that understand HTML5/Javascript
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Reply #2 - Aug 27th, 2012, 5:58am
 
Should you wish to annotate the grabs en route to Word, I've found Clarify very useful for making & making up images.
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Reply #3 - Aug 27th, 2012, 7:01am
 
If you don't want to use any other third party apps.

Simply press shift-cmd 4 and the cursor will turn into a little cross hair. Simply drag where you want the screen shot to go whilst left clicking and when you let go of the mouse click a png file of your timeline will appear on the desktop.

You can drag this easily into word

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Reply #4 - Aug 27th, 2012, 9:06pm
 
Thanks to all that responded.  In reviewing the data set and using Tinderbox it became apparent I was trying to represent too much information (and of course played into what is to me Tinderbox's strength: Emergent Organization).

I've subsequently collapsed the data and have been successful in using screen-capture to get the data into my document.

Again, my thanks
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Reply #5 - Aug 28th, 2012, 7:39am
 
Printing to PDF: if you have a map that doesn't fit on standard paper (A4 or 8.5x11), OS X's print panel is very flexible in setting custom paper sizes.   My map printing method is to Print > Open PDF in Preview using standard paper sizes, then gauge if a custom size would do a better job, adjust, and reprint to PDF.  It's easy then to crop the result in preview.  Tweaking this, I get 99% of the benefit of the old Copy as Picture feature and actually don't miss it at all any more.  Smiley
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Reply #6 - Aug 28th, 2012, 10:47am
 
The technique Paul describes is expanded on in this demo I just wrote.
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