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This may be an issue (one of few) where something done in DOS is easier than
in Windows. I recall (before I succumbed to Bill Gates) that I also did this
easily in my WordPerfect 6.0 for DOS that I now find difficult to do in Word
for Windows. I guess the software gurus thought OLE solved everything, but
"cut and paste" does not solve the lineweight problem. I cannot do what
Roger does in my version of WordPerfect (version 8 for Windows). Arvel, are
you out there?

Bill Allen

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 1998 10:59 AM
Subject: AutoCAD: Capture screen to Word document

>Have you tried "plotting" to a file using HPGL and then importing into
>whatever you want?  Since you can "plot" "window," you should be able to
>select whatever you want.
>You don't have to have a plotter that uses HPGL to use this --- you just
>to tell AutoCad that you have one.
>I use this technique to include parts of AutoCad drawings in WordPerfect
>documents.  WordPerfect will automatically convert HPGL files.
>A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
>Tucson, Arizona
>. > 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?
>. >
>. >
>. > Thanks
>. >
>. > Sam Chang, SE
>. > Cupertino, CA