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Re: Disappearing printed PS figures in PowerPoint

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  • Subject: [mg21416] Re: Disappearing printed PS figures in PowerPoint
  • From: "Joshua A. Solomon" <j.solomon at>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 01:46:32 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Institute of Ophthalmology
  • References: <84pldv$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Dear David and Mathgroup, I too have had trouble with
disappearing images in PowerPoint. My correspondence with
the folks at Tech Support appears below.

****I wrote:****

I tried the following.


I inserted the picture "tmp" into a
Microsoft PowerPoint 98 presentation.
On-screen, the picture is invisible.

**** Tech Support wrote:****

    I was wondering if you could try to print the PICTPS from Powerpoint
and tell me if the printout looks okay or if it is just a screen display

****I wrote:****

It is invisible on the printout, too.

**** Tech Support wrote:****

>    It appears that Display is unable to create valid PICTPS images.  I
> have forwarded your example to our development team.  As a workaround, you
> can click on the graphic once it is rendered and then select Edit->Save
> Selection As->PICT with embedded Postscript.  This method will create a
> valid PICT image.  I apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused
> you.
> If you have any further problems or questions, feel free to let us know.


In article <84pldv$lro at>, dozonoff at (David Ozonoff) wrote:

> Does anyone else have trouble with resized Pict with EPS figures
> (Mathematica 4) disappearing when printed after being pasted into
> PowerPoint? If the figures get too big (which isn't very big in most
> cases) they just disappear when the figure is printed out (but are still
> there on the screen). This is a terrible nuisance and I'd love to have a
> fix.
> Thanks in advance.
> dave ozonoff
Joshua A. Solomon
Institute of Ophthalmology
11 - 43 Bath Street
London EC1V 9EL
Voice: (44) 20 7608 6924
Fax: (44) 20 7608 6846
j.solomon at

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