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RE: AutoCAD: Capture screen to Word document file

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James Lord's response is probably the sure fire way, however, you may be
aware that Autocad R14 complies with OLE/2 standards which allows for simply
cutting and pasting or inserting the DWG file into Word as an object. To do
this you need only pull down the Insert/Object menu and pick the format
(Autocad) from the available list. I am using Word 97 and do not know if
this feature was available on past version (I believe they were).
The advantage to embedding and object into your document is that you can
update the drawing without removing and replacing WMF files.
Give this a try.

-----Original Message-----
From: Szuchuan Chang [mailto:szchang(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 1998 9:34 AM
To: Seaoc(--nospam--at)
Subject: AutoCAD: Capture screen to Word document file

To incorporate an AutoCAD detail into Micorsoft Word document,
I used to be able to capture the drawing on the screen in
AutoCAD 13 as a bitmap and pasted it into the Microsoft Paint.
The extra step does two things for me.  (1) change the color-scaled
bitmap to gray-scaled bitmap and  (2) invert the color.  Insert the
gray-scaled bitmap file keeps my word document size in reasonable
size and invert the color save inks when I print.

I can't do that in R14 anymore.   Here are my problems:

(1) Capture is capturing the whole screen (not just the
 working area.)
(2) Copy-link capture the working  area to the Clipboard
 but I can't paste it into Paint.
(3) Can't paste Clipboard into Paint.

What is the workaround out there?  Are there any other
software that can do the job?


Sam Chang, SE
Cupertino, CA