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Problem with OLE-Objects from ISIS Draw

 
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Schaefersbernd
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 8:00 am    Post subject: Problem with OLE-Objects from ISIS Draw Reply with quote

Hello everybody!

I use ISIS Draw 2.4 to draw chemical structures. There are two ways to get them into a writer document:
1) Just copy them and paste them to the Writer:
2) Chose from the writer menu Insert->Object->OLE Object in the appearing dialogue select "further objects" then select ISIS/Draw and press Ok.

The first way is the faster one so I would prefere it. BUT once I paste the object I can't change it in a simple way by double clicking (this opens the writer's graphic window). If the second way is chosen then a double click opens ISIS Draw with my structure in it and it can be modified. With Impress there is no such problem...

Is there anybody who can help?

Bernd

BTW: My Computer is "running" Windows 2000...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you paste, the object is pasted as a metafile, pure vector graphics.

To paste it as an object, select EDIT -> PASTE SPECIAL

I tested Writer with Excel XP, and I could paste it as

a) GDI metafile (that is vector graphics)
b) Microsoft Excel graph
c) DDE link

I just explained a),

b) is what you are looking for, and

c) is a link to the source file in Excel, I guess. When I change the file in Excel, the data will also change in the OOo document (you have to update links or something, or perhaps everything is updated when you load a file... never used this, dunno).
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