Re: copy and paste to other programs

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg99582] Re: copy and paste to other programs*From*: Helen Read <hpr at together.net>*Date*: Fri, 8 May 2009 00:17:59 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <gtudkh$j0u$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: read at math.uvm.edu

Hannes Kessler wrote: > Hello, > > before Mathematica 7 it was a pleasure to use Mathematica in the > preparation of Powerpoint presentations or Word documents: Do the > calculations and generate the plots and tables in Mathematica, then > copy as Metafile invoking the right mouse context menu and paste to > the other program. The copy and paste takes 2 seconds. > > Copy as Metafile disappeared in Mathematica 7. Just copy and paste > produces crazy fonts when the Powerpoint file is opened on a computer > without Mathematica. My current workaround is to print the Mathematica > notebook to a file using a Postscript printer, then to convert the > printer file to PDF with Acrobat Distiller and to copy what is needed > from the PDF. This works reliable whereas saving as PDF from the > Mathematica file menu produces sometimes strange PDF output. The > workaround takes perhaps 10 x 2 = 20 seconds and creates intermediate > files which clutter your directories. > > Doing this once is not a problem but preparing a presentation with 30 > slides or just doing a quick change on an existing presentation is now > a pain. > > Did I oversee something in the new interface of Mathematica 7? Are > there quicker ways? What version of Office are you using? With Office 2007, you can copy/paste directly into Word as MathML (which can even be further edited in Word). -- Helen Read University of Vermont