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  How To Export Pictures to Older Applications

Many applications have been incompletely ported to OS X. Even if they claim to be compatible, they don't accept pictures copied from iNMR, while they accept pictures taken from older (Mac OS 9) applications. Here below are described two effective work-arounds. They are generally useful, not just limited to iNMR. Using these work-arounds you can force ancient applications to accept iNMR pictures. As you may expect, they cannot be as simple and elegant as drag & drop. Apple has written compatible applications, like TextEdit, Keynote and Pages, which are fully compatible with iNMR and support drag & drop.
The first solution described below is optimal to create a slideshow. If you need to print your pictures, the second solution (creating a PDF file) is for you.


This is the best solution. Available with iNMR version 2.2.2. Read more.

Cmd - Shift - Ctrl - 4

This trick is as old as System 6. Press the combination of four keys: Cmd - Shift - Ctrl - 4. A cross-hair cursor appears. You enclose with it the region to capture. Now you can paste it everywhere. What you get is a bitmap representation. This format is easily converted to other standards (TIFF, JPEG, PNG..), but its resolution is low the memory requirement is high.
The same trick can be used to copy pictures from other applications into iNMR.

Creating a PDF file

When you choose the Print command, you actually have two options: to print the pages or to save them as a PDF file. The latter is a widely accepted format and holds an accurate representation of graphics. Some programs, like Microsoft Word, allow to embed a PDF file inside their documents.
You will soon discover how important is the line thickness in the created PDF document. This property is controlled by your preferences. You will find the relevant parameter inside the panel “Output”, when you open the preferences dialog.

See also

Copying the Spectrum

Free Size: What's it?

Undoing your Operations inside iNMR