For years I've experienced problems copying schematics into MS Word and other Windows applications. The short story is: Watch out when using WMF graphics (such as company logos) in your schematic templates! They can corrupt the cut/paste process.
The long story: Specifically, I had trouble cutting and pasting most schematics from Protel 99SE (every version) to virtually any Windows based application (under Windows 95 and 2000). Typical symptoms were: changing fonts and rotation of text. misaligned overscores on pin names. arcs and lines changing into circles. schematics that preview OK in MS Word but print outside the page margins. Copying to intermediate applications such as other MS Office applications, Corel Draw, etc didn't help (they just produce different errors). In the end I gave up and stapled the circuits printed directly from Protel into the back of the MS WORD manual (sacrificing the ability to produce a single document with proper page numbers, index and table entries, and the ability to produce a nice PDF document containing everything). After a lot of experimentation and loss of hair I've finally twigged that the schematics would cut and paste OK provided the company logo was missing (usually because the logo file was not in the same folder as a new project). The logo was a WMF (Windows Meta File) embedded in the schematic template that I use for all schematics. All the troubles went away when I either deleted the WMF logo file or converted it to a BMP bitmap format (and then saved and updated all the schematics in the project with the new template). Although Protel 99SE could display and print the logo itself, it was corrupting the Windows Meta File that was placed on the Windows clipboard during cut&paste. I'd be interested to hear if anyone knows of a Windows tool that can analyse or list the contents of WMF files, as I'm curious to see what was wrong with the logo file or Protel's interpretation of it. Cheers, Mark Harrison, The Bionic Ear Institute Melbourne, Australia * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 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://www.mail-archive.com/[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *