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Re: Copying figures to MS Word

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  • Subject: [mg3695] Re: Copying figures to MS Word
  • From: ianc (Ian Collier)
  • Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 02:05:14 -0400
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
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In article <4jvrvn$nt1 at>, Jerry Bukley
<jwbukley at> wrote:

> I have tried using WMF, BMP and EPS to export figures to a Microsoft 
> Word document for a report.  They have all yielded very low quality 
> images that aren't suitable for publication.  The WMF and BMP versions 
> have jagged graphics and distorted text.  The EPS scaling is screwed up 
> and unusable.  Is their any way to copy the figures that will yield a 
> figure of the same quality as can be printed from Mathematica directly? 
> I am using Word 7.0 and Mathematica 2.2, both for Microsoft Windows.

I don't have immediate access to Word 7 but with Word 6 I
am able to simply copy and paste graphics from Mathematica
to Word via the Windows clipboard. I am also able to export 
them as Windows Metafiles (.WMF the format used by the 
clipboard) using the "Export" command on the File menu and 
in both cases they print correctly even after being resized.

I have heard no other reports of this not working.

The best thing I can suggest is that if your problems
continue you contact Wolfram Research Technical Support
(support at directly.

Note that if you have for some reason converted the graphics 
to bitmaps before exporting them then the above methods
will not work. (Nor will they print correctly from within

I hope this helps.


Ian Collier
Wolfram Research, Inc.
tel:(217) 398-0700   fax:(217) 398-0747    ianc at
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