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Re: AutoCAD: Capture screen to Word document file

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There are (a lot of) problems with OLE particularly with cutting and pasting
ACAD dwgs into Word docs. The two main ones are that I have to switch to a
white background in ACAD first (I normally work with a black background) and
the other problem is that there is no control over line weights. The dwgs
don't look that good. I think McNeel's plotpack is probably the best way to
go, but it's pretty expensive ($250) for this kind of utility.

Bill Allen

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis S. Wish <wish(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 1998 2:10 PM
Subject: RE: AutoCAD: Capture screen to Word document file

>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
>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