WD: What Is a Scrap (.shs) File?
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NOTE: The scrap file is a special OLE object and is not a readable file.You cannot open an .shs file nor can you insert it into another document(for example, you cannot insert an .shs file by using the File command onthe Insert menu in Word). To place a scrap into a document or workbook, youmust drag it to the document. However; you can rename the scrap object ormove it from one directory to another just as you can rename or move anordinary file.
The Word for Windows scrap file document contains margin settings of 0(zero) inches. When you drag the scrap document into another Word document,the scrap file conforms to the page setup of the existing Word document;thus, only the contents of the scrap file are transferred into the Worddocument.
Putting Part of a Document on the DesktopTo put part of a document on the desktop, follow these steps:
- Make sure that Word is not maximized (click the middle button in the upper-right corner).
- In the document, select the text or graphic that you want to copy.
- Drag it to the desktop. A scrap is created. You can now drag this scrap to other documents or programs.
Article ID: 138275 - Last Review: 01/19/2007 15:29:45 - Revision: 1.2
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