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Insert IDW into Excell Spreadsheet

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02-15-2012 12:43 PM

Trying to figure out the best method to insert an IDW into an Excell spreadsheet without sacrificing quality.


I have tried several methods to go straight from Inventor(2012) to Ecxell(2010) using print PDF at press quality, export JPEG, and even the snipping tool as a last ditch effort all of which inevitably loose all line quality when inserted to Excell.


I have only had success bringing a PDF from Inventor into Adobe InDesign where I am able to mimic the design of my Excell spreadsheet and create an additional PDF to include with the Excell document. 


It seems like there would be an easier way for Inventor and Excell to work together without sacrificing quality or adding additional steps. If anyone has any suggestions they would be much appreciated.

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Re: Insert IDW into Excell Spreadsheet

02-15-2012 01:47 PM in reply to: KevinM.

Not sure what you are trying to do but I would simply print the drawing to PDF then simply hyperlink to the PDF in my excel document not insert it.

Or just save copy as from Inventor and save as a .png..

jpg is not the format to use when quality is a concern.. Its lossy/compressed.


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