Re: Mathematica7 doesn't copy/paste metafile in vector format
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- Subject: [mg104212] Re: Mathematica7 doesn't copy/paste metafile in vector format
- From: Lawrence Teo <lawrenceteo at yahoo.com>
- Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 02:37:26 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi John, Thanks for the suggestion. While it is possible to export to bitmap with high enough resolution, is there any other way for us to specify how we would want Mathematica 7 handle Metafile in vector or raster? After all, that is the main reason we have the two options of Copy As > Metafile and Copy As > Bitmap at the same time, I thought? I have Mathematica 7 and Mathematica 5.2 on Windows Vista. I have to revert back to Mathematica 5.2 when it comes to vector metafile. What I can't fully understand is, why on the same Windows Vista, Mathematica 5.2 doesn't have the problem of inability of supporting high fidelity vector representation, as Mathematica 7 faces? Thanks Yours faithfully, Lawrence On Oct 22, 2:25 pm, John Fultz <jfu... at wolfram.com> wrote: > 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 figu= ring 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 resolu= tion > for your needs. > > Sincerely, > > John Fultz > jfu... 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.