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    Linked AutoCAD graphic problem (97- SR-2)

    We are making an installation manual for our product using MSWord for the text and AutoCAD for the graphics using two machines with the same software loaded on each. We have been using Copy/Paste to put pieces of the AutoCAD drawings into the Word file. We are able to view the graphic in the Word file only on the machine that the paste was done on. The other machine only shows a link. It the link is double-clicked on the machine that didn't do the original paste, an option is given to edit the AutoCAD file. This opens up a temporary AutoCAD file with the picture to be edited. It can be edited on the machine that didn't do the paste but it is still not viewable on the second machine after the file is saved unless the picture is deleted and re-pasted on the second machine. What's going on? This makes it impossible to determine where pages begin and end. Is there a better way to link the AutoCAD file to the Word document?

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    Re: Linked AutoCAD graphic problem (97- SR-2)

    If you want to continue using links rather than embedding the image as a picture, you probably need to find specific support for links to AutoCAD drawings. In particular, is there a concept such as a bookmark to ensure that the correct portion of the drawing is displayed?

    To convert the link fields to embedded pictures (i.e., to Unlink them), try selecting them and pressing Ctrl+Shift+F9. This actually is not as space-inefficient as you might think, because Word compresses BMPs.

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    Re: Linked AutoCAD graphic problem (97- SR-2)

    I work for a company which teaches AutoCAD and provides design and drafting services using AutoCAD. We suggest making an image file of the AutoCAD drawing (screen print) then pasting that into your Word document (then crop, etc.). This will also save on the size of your document.

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