I know that I can draw a table in Word or Excel and take a screenshot. I just want to ask if there is any direct way to do that.

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    A direct way to draw a table in Word or Excel and take a screenshot? ;) Guess we need a few more details to provide good recommendations. May I suggest you take a look at What is required for a question to contain "enough information"? – and then edit your question to add some more details? Tha would also significantly improve your chances to really good and matching recommendations. Thanks!
    – Izzy
    Sep 3, 2014 at 18:46
  • Do you specifically require a webapp? Or any software that you can run on your computer is fine? Please edit the question title and tags to reflect this. I have added an answer about a software you can install in Windows, as I take the liberty to assume that you're most likely using Windows.
    – ADTC
    Sep 4, 2014 at 4:44

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Your particular use case is too rarely needed to find any special software to automate the entire process of converting a table to an image. In fact, the top three results for a web search of "table to image" give instructions that are going to take you longer than taking a screenshot and saving it as an image.

However, you can speed up part of the process by using a screenshot software. I recommend Greenshot.

Mac OS X already provides several screenshot shortcuts. You can use Cmd+Shift+4 then select an area to get the same effect. The image will be saved to your desktop.

You must configure Greenshot to automatically save screenshots to a particular location.

Screenshots showing settings to configure

After the configuration, simply press the Print Screen key on your keyboard, then draw a box around the table. Greenshot will create the image file automatically.


If the next table is fitting the same exact region (the box you drew), you can screenshot it even faster with Shift+Print Screen.

You can also change the various keyboard shortcuts to your liking in the General tab.

Greenshot can also upload the image automatically to Dropbox or Imgur.

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    Great. Putting each table into each page of Word, and use the Reading mode will match with this solution.
    – Ooker
    Sep 4, 2014 at 18:22
  • @Ooker Thanks for accepting the solution. Mind editing your question title and tags to reflect that you just needed a software, not specifically a webapp? Thanks.
    – ADTC
    Sep 5, 2014 at 0:05
  • Well, I still want to have a webapp because of its convenience. But if there is no way to get the image without using a software, then I will accept this. Anyway, I will edit the title to make it more general.
    – Ooker
    Sep 5, 2014 at 0:16
  • Also, my most used OS is Linux :P
    – Ooker
    Sep 5, 2014 at 0:18
  • I don't know about out-of-the-box shortcuts in Linux (it will depend on your distro) but I'm sure you can get a convenient software for it.
    – ADTC
    Sep 5, 2014 at 1:14

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