You do realise that you can copy/paste directly from schematic to word, don't you? There is even an option in Preferences to include the template.
Select all items on the schematic, then edit/copy, left click a reference point, then edit/paste in Word. > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:Matt.VanDeWerken@;csiro.au] > Sent: Tuesday, 5 November 2002 13:58 > To: Protel EDA Forum > Subject: [PEDA] HOWTO Import Schematic documents into Word (NOT a > question)... > > > Hi all: > > I have been asked to import all my schematic docs into word, > which I know > sounds like a fun job, but in fact isn't. To make my life > easier, I have > devised the following procedure, which you may all use for > the same purpose > (and/or adapt for use with pcb's, which I will be doing later...): > > 1. You will need the following installed on your computer to > follow these > instructions: > > a. Protel (of course) > b. A postcript printer driver that prints to a file; I use the HP 4500 > driver so I can print in colour. > b. Cygwin > c. Ghostscript (the windows version is OK, as long as it's in > your $PATH - > not sure of URL to d/l this) > d. Imagemagick (the windows version is OK, just use the > default install and > it works - get it from http://www.imagemagick.org or one of > the mirrors > listed) > e. MS Word (of course) > > 2. Print your schematic to a PS file - if you install a > colour printer (eg > HP laserjet 4500), you will get a colour file. > > 3. Using ghostscript, convert the postscript file into a > series of png's. > (You can actually use any file format here that word will > understand, but > png's are quite small. > The command line for doing the following is as follows: > > # gs -sDEVICE=png256 -sOutputFile=`basename $f .ps`%02d.png -dNOPAUSE > -dBATCH -r300 $f > > Where $f is of course the postscript file you printed > earlier. If you have > more than 100 sheets in your schematic document, you might > want to change > the %02d to %03d. The -r300 line sets the resolution - 300dpi gives > reasonable output at manageable file sizes. > > 4. Now, you may rotate the images, so that they come out properly on a > landscape-formatted word page (don't ask *me* why, this is > just what I was > asked to do by my boss). > > Use the following cygwin command lines for this: > > for g in *.png ; do > echo $g > mogrify -rotate 90 $g > done > > 5. Now, import the png files into Word, using the > Insert->Picture->From File > menu item (or add it to the toolbar). I'm sure someone could > write a VB > macro to do all the png files in a directory, but I can't be > bothered doing > this... > > 6. You can of course put it all into a script, as I have done: > > ======8><----------------------------------------------------------- > #!/bin/bash > > # Script to create a set of nice png images from a postscript file, > # generally generated from Protel. > > # usage: makepng <file.ps> > # > # If you omit <file.ps>, it barfs > # > > for f in $@ ; do > gs -sDEVICE=png256 -sOutputFile=`basename $f .ps`%02d.png -dNOPAUSE > -dBATCH -r300 $f > done > > for g in *.png ; do > echo $g > mogrify -rotate 90 $g > done > ======8><----------------------------------------------------------- > > Excuse the long line (starting with 'gs'), if it's wrapped > you'll have to > fix the wrapping manually - the windows version of gs doesn't > seem to like > lines broken with the standard '\' line-joins. > > Note this method will also work for solidworks drawings, or > anything else > that can be printed. > > Enjoy! > > Cheers, > Matthew van de Werken > Electronics Engineer > CSIRO Exploration & Mining - Gravity Group > 1 Technology Court - Pullenvale - Qld - 4069 > ph: (07) 3327 4685 fax: (07) 3327 4455 > email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:proteledaforum@;techservinc.com * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:ForumAdministrator@;TechServInc.com * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://www.mail-archive.com/proteledaforum@;techservinc.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *