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stevencrouch1226
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not printing excel ss pasted into autocad

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05-26-2009 04:40 PM
AutoCAD 2010 is not plotting an excel ss that has been pasted into an AutoCAD drawing, 2009 and earlier versions have no problem doing it. Has anyone else come across it?

Steve
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: not printing excel ss pasted into autocad

05-27-2009 05:33 AM in reply to: stevencrouch1226
plotting to what? using what driver? is that the same exact 100% identical
driver to the one used in 2009? same exact file?

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stevencrouch1226
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Re: not printing excel ss pasted into autocad

05-27-2009 09:29 PM in reply to: stevencrouch1226
I don't know if the drivers are exactly the same between 2009 & 2010- who knows what changes Autodesk makes to the drivers. Both 2009 & 2010 are installed on the 1 computer, so they are using the same windows printers.

For my pasted spreadsheet printing problem
I do know that built-in DWG to PDF prints correctly in 2009 and not 2010
I know that any external PDF printer I use works in 2009 and not 2010
I know that the HP Designjet prints correctly in 2009 and not 2010
I know that other network printers print correctly in 2009 and not 2010

I have no trouble printing anything else, just when a ss is pasted into AutoCAD

So that tells me that 2010 is not passing on ss information at plot time

Steve Edited by: stevencrouch1226 on May 27, 2009 9:29 PM
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dmfrazier
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Re: not printing excel ss pasted into autocad

05-28-2009 06:50 AM in reply to: stevencrouch1226


I have not come across this.

What kind of object is the pasted spreadsheet after it is pasted into AutoCAD? (IOW, what does Properties list it as?)

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stevencrouch1226
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Re: not printing excel ss pasted into autocad

05-28-2009 06:46 PM in reply to: stevencrouch1226
I just use copy and paste - so its still a ss (embedded), not into spending hours massaging a ss converted to AutoCAD objects.

Don't worry about it, its not a problem anymore. i.e. its plotting correctly for a new drawing i made today.
*Gene Marz
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Re: not printing excel ss pasted into autocad

06-15-2009 01:26 PM in reply to: stevencrouch1226

maybe it was insterted on a non-plotting layer in
the problem drawing


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
I
just use copy and paste - so its still a ss (embedded), not into spending
hours massaging a ss converted to AutoCAD objects. Don't worry about it, its
not a problem anymore. i.e. its plotting correctly for a new drawing i made
today.
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hchairez88
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Registered: ‎08-11-2009
Message 7 of 18 (2,946 Views)

Re: not printing excel ss pasted into autocad

08-11-2009 10:47 AM in reply to: stevencrouch1226
Hmm I have the same issue I cannot plot any excel ss out Steven what did you do besides create a new drawing to resolve the issue ?
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scottu22
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Registered: ‎09-05-2009
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Re: not printing excel ss pasted into autocad

09-05-2009 03:44 PM in reply to: stevencrouch1226
I have a similar problem. When I plot (OCE D-Size) my drawing the excel spreadsheet is clipped off at half the third column, the AutoCAD drawing entities plot correctly. I even tried a blank drawing with the pasted excel spreadsheet and it clipped too, but at half the second column.
Plotting to a B-size laser printer worked. I then used a different workstation, same hardware, and plotted (OCE D-Size) and it worked.
So I am still confused. What is causing my problem, printer driver, autocad drawing, pasted excel spreadsheet, windows xp update or something else?
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casellapaolo
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Registered: ‎03-21-2009
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Re: not printing excel ss pasted into autocad

10-05-2009 10:07 AM in reply to: stevencrouch1226
Please, first of all take note that:

In AutoCAD, sometime people want to put a spreadsheet, an image or a text document in the middle of their drawing, next to their CAD diagram.

For example, the diagram is a picture of an engine, they might want to include a table or a graph from Excel which shows the power output of the engine at different RPM.
On the screen the spreadsheet looks good. But when AutoCAD prints using its own internal printer driver, the spreadsheet is blank.
For what we know the AutoCAD print driver can only print the AutoCAD diagram - it cannot print the Excel spreadsheet because it does not work with Excel.

If this is the problem and all settings are correct, probably you need a differente driver.

We have it, a Third Party product: WinLINE.
WinLINE is a system printer driver that prints OLE objects from inside AutoCAD files, so it will print everything just like it appears on screen.
And they are those recommended from HP, Autodesk and many Others and work great with all CAD Applications and Corel Draw, Power Point, Micrografx Designer, EXCELL, Lotus, Word and all vectorial-oriented Windows applications, under W95, W98, WME, NT 4.0, W2000, WinXP, Win VISTA

You'll have all informations here

www.plotterdriver.it
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LisaVickery
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Re: not printing excel ss pasted into autocad

01-04-2010 02:46 PM in reply to: stevencrouch1226
I am having this same problem when trying to print to a Oce Plotter. I am also having trouble with images also. Does anyone have a solution to this?
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