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Re: Mathematica7 doesn't copy/paste metafile in vector format

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  • Subject: [mg104184] Re: [mg104166] Mathematica7 doesn't copy/paste metafile in vector format
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 02:19:02 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: jfultz at wolfram.com

The basic problem is that the Windows and Enhanced metafile formats just don't 
have enough features to support a high fidelity vector representation of certain 
Mathematica outputs...for example, those containing color gradients or 
transparency.  We elected to rasterize the graphics in these cases figuring that 
a high quality bitmap is better than a low quality vector image.  It is an 
imperfect solution for an imperfect world.

I would suggest trying to export it as a bitmap with a high enough resolution 
for your needs.

Sincerely,
 
John Fultz
jfultz at wolfram.com
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.


On Wed, 21 Oct 2009 06:32:38 -0400 (EDT), Lawrence Teo wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I recently found that Mathematica 7 doesn't copy/paste metafile in
> vector format anymore, as compared to Mathematica 5.2
>
> Although I could still Copy As > Metafile in Mathematica 7, pasting it
> into Office 2007 will result in rasterized bitmap image. Rasterized
> bitmap image means low resolution and bad quality. Unacceptable to me.
>
> It doesn't help even if I Export to EMF or WMF format. Inserting those
> EMF/WMF files into Office 2007 still gives me the same rasterized
> bitmap image.
>
> I also realize that Mathematica could Copy As > Metafile in vector
> format successfully for certain functions, but not for all functions.
> For example, Plot2D[] seems to work. Plot3D[] and ContourPlot[] don't,
> no matter how I try.
>
> There is very little information online on this topic. I basically
> just found 2 other similar cases. Does anyone have any solution and
> workaround to this?
>
> Thanks.





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