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Re: Right-click'd BMP vs. exported BMP

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  • Subject: [mg40016] Re: Right-click'd BMP vs. exported BMP
  • From: "Lawrence A. Walker Jr." <lwalker701 at>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 02:20:30 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <b4pe1n$bo8$>
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Bill Rowe wrote:
> On 3/12/03 at 2:28 AM, lwalker701 at (Lawrence A. Walker
> Jr.) wrote:
>>I am running v. 4.2.  I like the way the graphics that I right-click'd
>>and copied as bitmap appear in my Word documents.  However, I have a
>>bunch of graphics that I needed copied that right-clicking gets to be
>>But when I tried using the Export function, the bitmap graphic looks
>>grainy and choppy when I imported the graphic into Word.  Also, the
>>exported graphic file size seems to be noticeably large.
>>Does anyone know how I can make the exported bitmap graphics look the
>>same way as the right-click'd bitmap graphic.
> Export the graphic in theMicrosoft windows metafile format. Microsoft 
 > > apps such as Word and PowerPoint have no problem importing this format. 
>Since this format isn't a bit mapped format, the graphic will be 
> re-sizable in the Microsoft app without the grainy, choppy appearance.

I would rather use metafile format for just that reason.  However, I 
learned from experience that the metafile format is machine dependent. 
The graphic doesn't appear the same way on every machine.  Maybe 
Microsoft fixed these problems or maybe not.  So to be on the safe side 
I use the Bitmap format.  Wolfram even recommends this format for 
creating documentation its.


Lawrence A. Walker Jr.

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