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Re: embedding Mathematica equations in MS Word part 2

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  • Subject: [mg26248] Re: embedding Mathematica equations in MS Word part 2
  • From: Mike <m.honeychurch at>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2000 02:16:30 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Monash Uni
  • References: <8v07ph$><FvjX5.48591$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

in article FvjX5.48591$b16.294420 at, DongGook Park at
dgpark6 at wrote on 6/12/00 2:45 PM:

> Hi Mike,
> I cannot understand what you exactly want to do. But, anyway, I suppose that
> you are not aware of probably the best way to copy a Mathematica equation into
> a
> Word document, which is:
> 1) Drag and Select the part of equation in the notebook.
> 2) Push the right button and the pop-up menu will display, where you
> select "Copy As -- Metafile".
> 3) In the Word file, select "Edit -- Paste Special -- Extended Meta
> File"

I use a Mac and therefore save the equations as PICT.

I've also tried tagging cells and exporting equations as high resolution
(360 dpi) TIFFs but I find PICT gives better results with less hassles.

...notwithstanding that the font no longer is courier when I print my word
document to *.pdf due to this frustrating "no MC font present" error message
that occurs in acrobat exchange.

> Note that simple copy by "Ctrl V" or "Edit -- Paste" does not work well.
> By the way, why don't you make your notebook files directly into pdf files,
> instead of Word to PDF?

Its a long story. 

> Regards,
> DongGook Park
> Mike m.honeychurch at
>> In the previous post I should have mentioned that I have rebuilt my font
>> index in PDF writer but this doesn't seem to help.
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
>> embedding Mathematica equations in MS Word
>> (...and having them look good when printed.)
>> I use V4.0 in a G4 Mac.
>> To cut a long story short I use mathematica at home but need to print
> stuff
>> out at work. To embed mathematica equations into word documents the
> easiest
>> way to get them looking like the real thing is to save them as PICT and
>> insert them into the word document.
>> I print my word document to PDF using acrobat exchange but this produces a
>> weird error saying that the MC font is missing (the font is not
>> missing...unless it is not looking for it in the font folder in the system
>> folder).
>> As a result the standard mathematica MC font (which I thought was
>> courier??!! why is it MC?) is replaced by Times in the the pdf document.
>> The sky is not going to fall in but this is irritating.
>> any suggestions?
>> thanks
>> Mike

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