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

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kcfirtel

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.

Can anyone help

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tzframpton

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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kcfirtel

Thank you,

Still learning. That makes sense

 

 

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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kcfirtel

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?

KC

 

 

 

Thank you,

Still learning. That makes sense

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eldon

How are you inserting the image into Word?

 

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

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kcfirtel

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.

 

Thank you

KC

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eldon

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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kcfirtel

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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