How to convert documents of Microsoft Office Excel to XBM?

XBM is a kind of bitmap image used by the X Window System (X11) which is a graphical user interface (GUI) used to manage networked client-server computers. The format stores a monochrome image that is written as plain text in the C programming language. XBM images are compiled by a C compiler instead of an image program. They are used for storing icon and cursor bitmaps for X11. You can use docPrint Document Converter Professional to convert excel to xbm or xls to xbm. This article aims at introducing the way of converting excel to xbm with one application of docPrint Document Converter Professional (docPrint). But you should know what is docPrint Pro first.

docPrint Pro is a software product that dynamically converts MS Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, AutoCAD DWG, PostScript, Adobe Acrobat PDF and many other document types to Adobe Acrobat PDF, PostScript, EPS, XPS, PCL, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PCX, EMF, WMF, GIF, TGA, PIC, PCD and BMP formats. It works in GUI version, Command Line version and virtual printer version. The three applications are good are different areas respectively and you can choose anyone according to your needs. If you want to make batch conversion, you can choose the GUI application; If you need to develop software, you may want to use the command line application. The virtual printer application can supply the function of saving paper and ink.

Besides the ability of being a virtual printer, the printer docPrint is also a powerful document converter which can convert any printable documents to 50+ graphics easily in a friendly interface. So this article will be a guide to show you how to convert excel to xbm with docPrint. Please download docPrint Pro at for using docPrint smoothly. Please see the following steps about the conversion from excel to xbm.

1. Run the printer driver.

Please open an Excel document and click “File”—“Print” to open “Print” dialog box in which you can choose “docPrint” as current printer in “Printer” combo box and click “Print” button. You can also use the hot key “Ctrl”+ “P” to open the same dialog box. If docPrint is the default printer on your computer, please right click the Excel document and choose “Print” option in dropdown list, which is more convenient than the former method.

2. Open “Save As” dialog box.

You will see the interface of docPrint at once. Please try to open “Save As” dialog box in which you can make some changes to the target files and run the conversion from excel to xbm. There are three methods given here and if you have some better ideas, welcome to leave messages to share with us. You can click “File”—“Save as” or click the button which looks like a floppy disk in the toolbar. The hot key “Ctrl”+ “S” is also a good way to save files used by many people.

3. Save the target files.

Please see “Save As” dialog box in Figure1 in which there are three combo boxes and one edit box. In “Save in” combo box, you can choose the location for the target files. In “File name” edit box, please input the name of the target files. In “Save as type” combo box, the output format must be chosen as “XBM File (*. XBM)”. Then please click “Save” button.

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You will see a green progress bar which can remind you the conversion progress at the bottom of the interface of docPrint. By using docPrint, you can realize the function of converting excel to xbm in a short time only with some easy clicks. If you are interested in docPrint Pro, you can download the application and try it.

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