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    Default Printing an AutoCAD 2012 drawing in Word- -Prints thumbnail size only

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    I am new to AutCAD 2012 and I am writing a visual math book. I have had great success with my drawings. I am trying to post some of my drawings to a teachers online site. I have to copy my drawings in to Microsoft Office Word 2007 which I am able to do. The problem arises when I go to print, it will only print out a thumbnail size of my drawing.
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    If you go to the Application Button > Export > Other Formats, choose "Metafile (*.wmf)" in the Files of Type drop-down menu. It will then prompt you to select the objects you wish to be contained in the image export.

    A Windows Metafile is vector-based, and it is compatible with all Microsoft products such as Word. With it being a vector graphic it will maintain the highest quality of resolution as you rescale the image to fit your format.
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    Default Printing an AutoCAD 2012 drawing in Word - Prints thumbnail size only

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    If you go to the Application Button > Export > Other Formats, choose "Metafile (*.wmf)" in the Files of Type drop-down menu. It will then prompt you to select the objects you wish to be contained in the image export.

    A Windows Metafile is vector-based, and it is compatible with all Microsoft products such as Word. With it being a vector graphic it will maintain the highest quality of resolution as you rescale the image to fit your format.

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    Default Printing an AutoCad 2012 drawing in Word - Prints thumbnail size only

    Hi again,
    I tried using "metafile" (*.wmf). It showed up fine in Word, but when I went to print it printed as a thumbnail size again.
    Any suggestions?
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    How are you inserting the image into Word?

    Are you using "Insert - Picture - From File", or something else?

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    Default Printing an AutoCAD 2012 in Word - Prints thumbnail size only

    Hi Eldon,

    In a "Metafile (*.wmf)" file , when it prompts me to select image, I just copy the image. I then go to my Word document and paste in drawing. It appears the correct size on screen, but when I print or view as print preview, it is thumbnail size.

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    I am afraid that the first part of your procedure has got me baffled. When you get the image into the document, can you re-size the image?

    The way I do it is to have the Word document open, and then "Insert" a picture using the .wmf file directly, which would seem a less complicated way of doing things, with no clipboard involved. The picture is then able to be sized, moved and can also be cropped.

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    Thank you for your help.
    I got it to work.
    I've been told that I like to do things the hard way and I guess that this was a fine example.

    Thanks again

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