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Re: Using Mathematica figures in MS Word documents

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  • Subject: [mg85755] Re: Using Mathematica figures in MS Word documents
  • From: Yves Klett <yves.klett at googlemail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 17:57:51 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fphd7c$8lu$1@smc.vnet.net>

Nazdrovje,

one way to paste metafiles quite well into MS programs is - believe it 
or not - to paste them into OpenOffice first and then c&p again into 
Word or PPT etc. Dunno why, but worked fine for me in V5 and mostly V6 
as well.

Regards,
Yves

Nazdrovje schrieb:
> Using Mathematica I'm able to generate lovely graphs and figures.
> However, I'm almost always disappointed about the quality when I copy
> them to Word documents (and I really, really need them in Word;
> Mathematica as a wordprocessor is not an option in my case).
> 
> Copying as WMF (windows meta file) will result in most figures (except
> the most simple ones with straight lines) to look ugly. Smooth lines
> will be chopped into many wiggly line segments etc. I've covered the
> font problem by having everybody that uses my docs downloading the
> Mathematica fonts.
> 
> Copying as bitmap is also not really an option. On screen it's
> acceptable, but printed it'll look ugly.
> 
> The only thing that seems to work is to export the graphics as EPS
> with a bitmap preview and including this in Word. This yields good
> output on the printer, and a somewhat less good (and less accurate)
> preview on screen causing my textprocessing department to bug me with
> questions about figure quality. Apart from that, it's a very clumsy
> process, which also increases file size unnecessarily. At least I'd
> like to have this as a menu option ('Copy as EPS with preview'). I'm
> not sure whether a corresponding paste would work in Word, though.
> 
> I use lots of programs that are able to embed their graphics in word
> as an OLE object (Statistica,Excel,Flowcharter). This seems to work
> great as far as quality is concerned. Wouldn't this be an option for
> Mathematica?
> 
> Any thoughts or solutions on this?
> 


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