I'm having a problem when embedding Excel tables into FM8. In looking at the
archives, a similar post was made on this on May 27, without a solution.
I do a File -> Import -> Object -> MS Office Excel Worksheet (with the Create
New box checked) to embed a spreadsheet. On screen, the spreadsheet looks
fine. When I print the file (even with a blank spreadsheet), the worksheet
prints as a solid black box. Also, if I convert to PDF, the embedded
spreadsheet turns into a solid black box in the PDF file.
I expanded the anchor frame that holds the embedded spreadsheet and shaded it.
This confirmed that only the spreadsheet is colored black.
I can successfully embedded a Word, PPT, and Visio file without this problem.
I tried this with Frame 6 and get the same problem only with Excel tables.
I poked around in Excel and don't see anything in the menus that would cause
this. I can shade cells in Excel, and on screen, the FM file reflects the
shaded cells. But when I print, the whole spreadsheet is solid black.
I'm running FM8 version 8.0p277 with Windows XP SP2 and Office 2007.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hardware Engineering Writer