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AutoCAD R14 still will make a HPGL plot file. Based on my review of the WP8
help files, if the file type is not on the list, tough luck. I did a custom
install and I did not see any options for additional file filters. Maybe I
am missing something.

Thanks anyway,
Bill Allen

-----Original Message-----
From: Arvel L. Williams, P.E. <arvelw(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 1998 6:41 PM
Subject: Re: AutoCAD: Capture screen to Word document

>The HPGL function is still available, you need to print to a HPGL file
>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
>(available only in a custom installation) you should have HPGL available as
>I don't routinely use ACAD files (the firm where I work has only two
>Workstations between five (5) offices LT and R13), however, I would also
>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,
>Mouse Button and then Open or Edit Image.  This is a great way to clean up
>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
>> in Windows. I recall (before I succumbed to Bill Gates) that I also did
>> easily in my WordPerfect 6.0 for DOS that I now find difficult to do in
>> for Windows. I guess the software gurus thought OLE solved everything,
>> "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,
>> 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
>> >
>> >
>> >