The silly thing is that by default the settings for OLE objects are such that they might not plot. Here’s how: Have an excel spread sheet saved. That’s one of the reasons I avoid using OLE objects. Unfortunately your version of AutoCAD is too old to have the Table > DataLink feature that. The Object Inserted into AutoCAD is an OLE, and I can not get this to PLOT. I do know if you insert the Object as a TIFF or a JPEG it will Plot.

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I did all 4 pdf’s today as AutoCAD dwg. Try inserting it is paper space instead. Did you check the usual, like layers, etc. Is there a way to convert other than a photo program??

I am going to try to investigate the drivers, but I know nothing about it. The information that you provide in this form will make up your forum profile which can be viewed by other forum members. I had to mess around a bit to get an plottinb size using a window, but it is DONE!!!

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. I can now trace around Fields, Sites, using Polylines and if the polyline is closed, I can accurately find the Area of sites. If I test it in the center of the page, no distortion. Register a new account. Also if you play around with the drivers be sure to set up a system restore with driver roll back in XP. Can’t figure out how to attach to email from this forum.

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It’s holding up completion of project. Today, will only plot to my inkjet. September 6, at 2: This is what I do Hello, I am trying to embed a picture but have no succes untill. Autocad Graphics Not Generated Error. But when I re-opened the drawing, I can not get it to plot properly again. I haven’t managed to convert pdf to an image file with the pixels going berserk, although what we have done is printed the pdf and scanned it as a jpeg and inserted it that way, it might be worth a try I guess.

This is a mystery to me, been trying to figure it out all day. Are your plotter drivers up to date, if its okay on the inkjet but not on the plotter then I would suggest its the plotter and not settings in Acad.

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Yes it will print from excel just fine, whether I print the original or the embedded page opened from CAD Hi dear all copay excel file to layout spacethen try to print hope this will woks for printing excel sheet. I have tried everything I can find. That’s why I inserted it as an OLE by copying the graphic to clipboard, and then into my drawing. I’m trying to figure out the difference between inserting an OLE and just copying and pasting from excel into cad September 17, at I wonder if you can plot it to a “d” size, AutoCAC dwg.

You are quite nice. I will try again, but try the above steps in the meantime.

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I save the Image as a. February 9, at Or post or email me the pdf and I’ll have a go at converting it this end for ya. Yes, I have used my photo program to convert to jpeg, but image is not clear and readable. Sign up for a new account in our community.


I am putting an OLE of an image into paperspace new logo for a pre-existing titleblock and for some reason if the logo is placed anywhere near the edge of the page, it seems to get distorted and shrinks when printed. I need to view and plot the image, not just be able to view from Objevt. Anything you can think of in the Plot dialog box?

I appreciate your time auhocad expertise. Did you look at the Readme file that came with the trial version?

I am about to tell my boss “Can’t be done”. PasteSpecial I believe – as an enhanced Metafile I have tried everything, linking, not linking, pasting it on a Word.

If you can then send me a pm with your email address, then I will convert the pdf to an image file and email it to you, I would post it on here but I expect the file size would be too high. It all looks great, print preview looks good, and it prints as an AutoCAD dwg. Thank you for this suggestion, something I did not know about, but it plottting work.

Notice plottig pdf is portrait orientation. After the OLE object is in your drawing you will pltoting likely want to move it into position.