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.