|Text instructions for the use of Grab
- Load Grab It!
1. Grab It! runs using
- -From MS Excel, Use
the File menu, then load "Grab It!.xls" from the location that you installed it
to (default is C:\Program Files\DataTrend Software\Grab It! XP)
- Load your picture
2. Load your picture into Grab
It! by clicking on the "Load Picture" button.
- -File types supported are gif,
jpg, bmp, dib, wmf, emf, ico, cur.
-Have a tif or something else? There is free
software here for conversion.
- Choose the type of data to retrieve
3. Grab It!
handles chart data and also photographic measurements.
- For a chart or graph:
-Choose the x and y axis type (linear, log, date, time)
-Choose a "Special Graph Style" drop down box item for special styles. (high/low/open/close stock charts, x and y error bars, or
multiple y points per x point)
For a photographic measurement:
-Choose either point-to-point measurement or angle measurement.
- Calibrate your picture scale
4. Follow the instructions in
Cell B1 to calibrate Grab It!
process involves clicking the axis endpoints, or scale bar endpoints.
-Grab It! will guide you through this process with prompts in Cell B1.
-Angle measurements do not require calibration.
- 5. Format your output as
- -x and y output can be separately
formatted as numeric, scientific, date, time, or general.
- Grab It!
6. Click directly on
your data points.
- -Grab It! will guide you with
prompts in Cell B1.
-Data appears in real-time starting in column C.
-For multiple data sets, click the "Next Data Set" button.
- 7. Data can be cleared after
saving and a new picture loaded.
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