How to convert MS Office Excel documents of XLS to DIB?

DIB which is short for Device Independent Bitmap is the generic Windows or OS/2 bitmap graphic. It is similar to a .BMP file, but DIB file has different header information. The format supports 1, 4, 8, and 24 bits per pixel if the image is uncompressed and 4 and 8 bits per pixel if the image uses RLE compression.

For the purpose of converting MS Office Excel document of xls to dib, you can use the application tool docPrint Document Converter Professional which is also called as docPrint. Please see the simple introduction to docPrint Pro. It is a software product that dynamically converts MS Office Excel, PowerPoint, Word, WordPerfect, AutoCAD DWG, PostScript, Adobe Acrobat PDF and many other document types to PostScript, EPS, XPS, PCL, JPEG, TIFF, Adobe Acrobat PDF, PNG, PCX, EMF, WMF, GIF, TGA, PIC, PCD, BMP etc formats. Three applications are designed for different needs of different people. If you often convert documents to documents in batch, you can choose the GUI application which is good at batch conversion. If you are a software developer, please choose the command line application which may be a good helper to you. If you want to save paper and ink, just choose the virtual printer application.

The virtual printer docPrint can also be used as a document converter which is powerful enough to convert any printable documents to many image formats. So converting xls to dib is only a piece of cake to docPrint. But you should download docPrint Pro at for using docPrint smoothly. The detailed steps about converting xls to dib are shown below.

  • Run the printer driver.

About this step, you should consider two kinds of situations. One is the the docPrint is the default printer in the computer. So you can right click the Excel document and click “Print” option to run docPrint directly. The other one is the contrary situation. Then you should open the Excel document and click “File”—“Print” to open “Print” dialog box in which you can set “docPrint” as the printer in “Printer” combo box and click “Print” to close the dialog box. You can also use the hot key “Ctrl”+ “P” to open “Print” dialog box.

  • Open “Save As” dialog box.

You will see the docPrint interface on the screen. There is no need to care about the buttons in the toolbar and the small dialog box on the right if you want to convert xls to dib only without setting any parameters. Please try to open “Save As” dialog box. You can click “File”—“Save as” or click the “Save File” button in the toolbar. If you love to use the hot key, just press the “Ctrl”+ “S” combination on the keyboard.

  • Save the target files.

Please see the “Save As” dialog box in Figure1. It is the last dialog box in the conversion from xls to dib. If you want to complete the conversion, you should operate as follows: (1) Please choose the location for the target file in “Save in” combo box. (2) Input the name of the target file in “File name” edit box. (3) You should select the output format for the target file in “Save as type” combo box. (4) Click “Save” button.

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You will see a green progress bar appear at the bottom of docPrint interface. When the conversion from xls to dib is over, the bar will be empty again. Since DIB files are saved in a standard bitmap format, they can be opened by most image editors and image viewing applications.

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