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Copying Diagrams

  • #1

    Once in a while, I try to copy diagrams for future reference into a word document, but they never seem to show up. Is there a way to copy a whole diagram into a word document (I just want the position on the board). 

  • #2

    You have to use a relevant file format for Word. You didn't say what you are using. A quick and easy way to change the file type is to open it in Paint and then save as... A jpg should be fine.

  • #3

    Look up Forsyth–Edwards Notation (FEN) in Wikepedia.  It will tell you how to notate a board in text.   You can even enter in into the FEN box in Game Explorer and it will open it up in Chess.com format.    Thomas

  • #4

    You might want to check out this thread: http://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/creating-chess-diagrams .  You install a font and paste the output of the page into a word document when that font is active.  It accepts FEN from the clipboard.

  • #5

    Thanks wbport, I did that.  Wow!  I wondered how the better players were doing that.  Now a lesser player is doing it too.  

  • #6

    Z: Glad you were able to use it.  I taught a chess camp last week and needed to put dozens of diagrams in my lesson plans.


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