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Re: Graphics from Mathematica to MS Word

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  • Subject: [mg30126] Re: Graphics from Mathematica to MS Word
  • From: seidovzf at (Zakir F. Seidov)
  • Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 21:26:18 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi, Mike,

I've just tried your method and it works great! 
Thank you!

I use Mathematica v.4, Microsoft Word 2000, and HP LaserJet 2100,
and also experienced the same difficulties as "Dr J. Satherley".

Usually I saved pictures in Mathematica as *.bmp and then, in MW, 
used "Insert/Picture/From File/*.bmp".

However modification of your method as "CRTL+C/CTR+V" 
is even easier, at least I've right now used it all the way 
and it's OK.

Thanks again,

Zak F Seidov

BTW What do our Mathematica Gurus recommend best?!
    And I have another question:
    Inspired by some postings in this Group I touched hurriedly    
    some options in  Format/Option Inspection, got some ugly results
    (when I tried ShowPageBreaks and others), and my question is:


Subject: [mg30126]      Re: Transferring graphics from Mathematica to MS Word
Author:       Mike Yukish <may106 at>
Organization: Steven M. Christensen and Associates, Inc and
MathTensor, Inc.

"Dr J. Satherley" wrote:

> Dear Mathgroup
> The above issue has been a problem for me since I began using
> version 3.0 in about 1996 and remained when I upgraded to version
4.0. The
> central problem was that the graphics in Word would not print
correctly even
> if displayed correctly on the screen in Word. Fonts were the major
> but also curves in plots instead of being smooth were thin wiggly
> Just recently I have successfully transferred perfectly my plots
> Mathematica to MS Word.<snip>
> In summary those who want to put Mathematica (v4) produced graphics
into MS
> Word use the Export["file.wmf",graphics] function and then in Word
> 'Insert picture'. Check the printer settings and in particular make
> 'Print Truetype as graphics' is set in the printer properties.

I've always had no problem transferring graphics into MS Word. What I
do is just hit Ctrl-C and copy the graphic in Mathematica, then in
I do a "Paste Special" and choose to paste it as a picture. No

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