Ray, in: (right click or Tools menu) Preferences/Graphical Editing uncheck "Add Template to Clipboard".
Select the section of the schematic you want to copy, Edit/Copy (Cntrl-C) add a reference point. Paste (Cntrl-V) into word. You may need to add a selected bounding box around the selection to prevent clipping of some text. Use the Hyperlink function in Word to open the schematic's database when clicked. > -----Original Message----- > From: Ray Mitchell [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] > Sent: Friday, 24 January 2003 07:18 > To: Protel EDA Forum > Subject: [PEDA] How to copy Protel schematics into other documents > > > Everyone, > > Several months ago I posted to this newsgroup requesting > information about > simply using Protel 99SE as a nice schematic drawing tool > with the ultimate > goal of being to incorporate the drawings as an imbedded > objects in other > applications such as Microsoft Word. I only wanted the > schematic part and > not the border and extra space that might surround a small > drawing on a > large sheet. At the time I either misunderstood the > responses or somehow > got the impression that it couldn't be done reasonably. As a > result I > looked around for other schematic applications that would > permit this. I > stumbled upon CircuitMaker 2000, which will let you export > drawings as a > .wmf files. However, in my opinion it has the absolute worst > GUI interface > I've ever encountered in modern times (yet they actually > charge real money > for this product). As a result I decided to fool around with > Protel some > more. I found the following, which many or all of you > probably already know. > > 1. To copy and paste the entire drawing sheet simply select > the portion of > the schematic you want and copy it to the clipboard using > ctrl-Insert (or > equivalent). Then go into your other application and paste it there. > > 2. This still does not address the issue of the sheet border > being part of > what gets pasted or the issue of empty space surrounding your > drawing. To > get around this: > > A. Paste the desired section of the schematic onto the > lower-left corner > of a new Protel schematic sheet by itself. > > B. Double-click the border of the new sheet to bring up the Document > Options dialog box. > > C. In the Document Options dialog box uncheck all the boxes > you don't want > on your copied drawing, such as Show Border and Visible Grids. > > D. Check the Use Custom Style box and enter the dimensions > of your drawing > without leaving excessive space around it. > > E. Click the OK button and copy and paste as described > previously. Neat > isn't it! > > My wish list on this is that: > > A. Rather than the pasted object being a "picture", it would > be whatever > is necessary such that double-clicking it within in the > target application > would reopen the original Protel schematic for editing. > > B. It would be nice if within Protel you could merely drag > the edges of a > sheet to a new size rather than having to go to the Document > Options dialog > box and actually type in the new dimensions. > > Ray Mitchell > * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://firstname.lastname@example.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *