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The HPGL function is still available, you need to print to a HPGL file (assuming
release 14 still does that) and then from the WP8 menu select:


The file open dialog box will open and if you have installed all of the filters
(available only in a custom installation) you should have HPGL available as a

I don't routinely use ACAD files (the firm where I work has only two AutoCad
Workstations between five (5) offices LT and R13), however, I would also try
exporting as a DXF and then importing in WP8.  We routinely do this for
electronic submissions to clients for our boring log software and it works
fairly well. There are, however, some problems with fonts.

Another alternative in Suite8 is to import into Presentations and then it can be
saved and edited as a WPG.  NOTE that when you try and edit a non OLE object in
Suite8 you can convert it from a Raster to a Bitmap by selecting the image, Rt
Mouse Button and then Open or Edit Image.  This is a great way to clean up a
scanned image pixel by pixel.

I'll give this some thought and get back to you.


Bill Allen, S.E. wrote:

> 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?
> Regards,
> 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
> >Sam,
> >
> >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
> have
> >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
> >
> >
> >