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Hi,

I have to copy some equations from Word 2007 to Word 2003. Is there any way
to set the quality of the equations when copied&pasted? (At the moment, the
resolution is so poor the equations are completely illegible)

Ideally, they would be converted to a vector format so that they still look
good in 2003/.doc format.

Thanks.
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Are you using the Word 2007 equation editor or the older MS Equation Editor (Insert=Object=Object)?

If you're using the new Equation Editor, you may have 'clearer' appearing graphics of your equations by copying them then using
Edit=Paste Special and selecting Picture(Enhanced Metafile).

The Enhanced Meta File (EMF) format is a combination vector/bitmap capable one. The equation graphics may extend margin to margin so
you might need to crop the graphic afterwords using the Picture Toolbar in Word 2003.

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Hi,

I have to copy some equations from Word 2007 to Word 2003. Is there any way
to set the quality of the equations when copied&pasted? (At the moment, the
resolution is so poor the equations are completely illegible)

Ideally, they would be converted to a vector format so that they still look
good in 2003/.doc format.

Thanks.
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Default Word 2007: Copying Equations

I should have mentioned that I have tried the paste-special, to paste as
enhanced metafile, and windows metafile, and windows document object.
However, the metafile versions still do not look good, and all three of these
options produce a small equation in the middle of a huge canvas, making it
imposible to insert it into a document without making the equations miniscule.

So to reiterate the question,
Is there a way to copy&paste an equation and preserve the quality level,
or
Is there a way to paste the equations as a document object and not generate
a large canvas around the object? (Resizing the objects to fill the page and
then rescaling them back is not a viable option due to the number of
equations involved)

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Hi,

I have to copy some equations from Word 2007 to Word 2003. Is there any way
to set the quality of the equations when copied&pasted? (At the moment, the
resolution is so poor the equations are completely illegible)

Ideally, they would be converted to a vector format so that they still look
good in 2003/.doc format.

Thanks.

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Hi aboeing,

There will likely be some loss of resolution going from clear type displayed text to any graphic format via the clipboard.

Try pasting the equation into the Word document directly while you're still in Word 2007. Once they're converted to a Word 2003
document, repasting as another graphic type usually won't improve the appearance.
If you don't want the equations on their own 'line' in a Word document they will need to be cropped, but you can crop multiple
graphics at one time if they're not inline with text (no wrap)

Inserting in a drawing canvas, textbox or table cell will scale the graphic. In Word 2003 you can turn off the drawing canvas
surround in
Tools=Options=General.

When inserted in a document as an EMF in Word 2007 there is some change but it's not easy, for me, to see a significant difference
between the original equation and the graphic and that seems to be the best of the available formats. There is a very obvious issue
with Word 2007 documents saved as Word 97-2003 format with Word 2007 equations.

Saving as PDF and pasting into Word from there or Printing to the Microsoft Office Document Image Writer (printer) and copying from
there back to Word produce, it appears, about the same result as EMF, so you may find defining the size of what you're copying to be
a better choice than cropping after pasting.

You may want to look into Mathtype ( http://mathtype.com ) as it can create equations that work in both Word 2003 and Word 2007.

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"aboeing" wrote in message news I should have mentioned that I have tried the paste-special, to paste as
enhanced metafile, and windows metafile, and windows document object.
However, the metafile versions still do not look good, and all three of these
options produce a small equation in the middle of a huge canvas, making it
imposible to insert it into a document without making the equations miniscule.

So to reiterate the question,
Is there a way to copy&paste an equation and preserve the quality level,
or
Is there a way to paste the equations as a document object and not generate
a large canvas around the object? (Resizing the objects to fill the page and
then rescaling them back is not a viable option due to the number of
equations involved)
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MS Office System Products MVP

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