Re: interface between Mathematica and MS Word 7
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- Subject: [mg17085] Re: interface between Mathematica and MS Word 7
- From: paulh (P.J. Hinton)
- Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 03:34:54 -0400
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In article <7f1aod$kdg at smc.vnet.net>, "Bernard J. Hall" <hall at massed.net> writes: > The problem involves the interface between Mathematica and MS Word 7. > (a) When copying graphics into Word, the transfer with Copy and Paste > produces a very small graphic which must be dragged by its handles to a > larger size. Sometimes this is very difficult because of the size of the > graphic. Is there a way to produce a larger graphic? Are you sure you're using Word 7 (Word for Windows 95) or Word 97? When you copy and paste a graphic in the manner that you describe, a Metafile rendition of the graphic is what is being pasted into the graphic. We have seen examples where this transfer method behaves as you describe for Word 97. This can be avoided by performing the paste operation as follows. 1) Click on the contents of Mathematica graphics cell that is generated (i.e., not the cell bracket). 2) Click on the front end menu command sequence Edit -> Copy. 3) Place the text cursor in your Word document to the location where you want the Mathematica graphic to appear. 4) Use the Word 97 menu command sequence Edit -> Paste Special... On the resulting dialog box, select Picture (Enhanced Metafile). > (b) While the Thickness option will produce wider lines and curves, copying > graphics with widened lines and curves does not copy to MS Word. It is as > if Thickness was never used. Any way around this? This has been reported by other users and is a side effect of translating the PostScript description of the graphic to the Metafile format. If you want to preserve the appearance of the graphic as much as possible, you may want to consider using Encapsulated PostScript as your transfer medium. -- P.J. Hinton Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. http://www.wolfram.com/~paulh/ Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.