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I generate circles on a program geogebra.org, export them to the clipboard,
and paste them on a Word document. When I next open the document, these
shapes have moved all over the page. This happens every time!
How can I freeze these shapes in position???
Running Vista and Office 2007
Many thanks!
Don
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Hi Don,

Are you working in Print Layout view in Word?

Are you saving as
'Word Document' or 'Word 97-2003 Document'?

In the http://Geogebra.org web applet, use
Edit=Select All,
followed by
File=Export=Drawing Canvas to Clipboard.

In Word 2007 use
Home=Paste=Paste Special
that the default paste type for the Geogebra Drawing Pad object is a PNG picture (Word's internal preference). [Note, saving the
Drawing Pad as a PNG and then using Insert=Picture in Word is usually a preferred method over pasting a picture).

After pasting in Word 2007 double click on the picture in Word and check
Picture Tools=Format=Text Wrapping.
Inline with text treats the graphic as a large text character. The other choices wrap text in one form or another, but in Print
Layout view reopening the file shouldn't ordinarily jump the graphic to another page just from that action.

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"Don" wrote in message ...
I generate circles on a program geogebra.org, export them to the clipboard,
and paste them on a Word document. When I next open the document, these
shapes have moved all over the page. This happens every time!
How can I freeze these shapes in position???
Running Vista and Office 2007
Many thanks!
Don
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Hi Bob
Same problem in either word document or 97-2003.
I have tried both.
Not working in "print layout"- just pasting shapes onto an open Word file.

"Bob Buckland ?:-)" wrote:

Hi Don,

Are you working in Print Layout view in Word?

Are you saving as
'Word Document' or 'Word 97-2003 Document'?

In the http://Geogebra.org web applet, use
Edit=Select All,
followed by
File=Export=Drawing Canvas to Clipboard.

In Word 2007 use
Home=Paste=Paste Special
that the default paste type for the Geogebra Drawing Pad object is a PNG picture (Word's internal preference). [Note, saving the
Drawing Pad as a PNG and then using Insert=Picture in Word is usually a preferred method over pasting a picture).

After pasting in Word 2007 double click on the picture in Word and check
Picture Tools=Format=Text Wrapping.
Inline with text treats the graphic as a large text character. The other choices wrap text in one form or another, but in Print
Layout view reopening the file shouldn't ordinarily jump the graphic to another page just from that action.

================
"Don" wrote in message ...
I generate circles on a program geogebra.org, export them to the clipboard,
and paste them on a Word document. When I next open the document, these
shapes have moved all over the page. This happens every time!
How can I freeze these shapes in position???
Running Vista and Office 2007
Many thanks!
Don
--

Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

*Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*



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Bob- I do use the "position" tab on page layout to move the shape around. The
problem is getting it to stay where I place it!

"Don" wrote:

I generate circles on a program geogebra.org, export them to the clipboard,
and paste them on a Word document. When I next open the document, these
shapes have moved all over the page. This happens every time!
How can I freeze these shapes in position???
Running Vista and Office 2007
Many thanks!
Don

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Hi Don,

Can you provide specifics on how much the graphic is moving and what else is on the page? All graphics in Word are anchored to a
text location and if the anchor moves the anchored picture can as well.

If you're pasting into a Word 2007 document you're in one of the views represented by the icons on the lower right of the status bar
on the bottom of the screen. Print Layout view being the closest to how it will print.

Picture Tools=Format=Arrange=Position
provides basically 10 preset positions on the page for a pasted graphicand generally works okay if the graphic isn't enlarged to
full page when the page is basically just text.

Picture Tools=Format=Arrange=Text Wrapping
sets the wrapping style, and lets you adjust the positioning manually by dragging.

Are you adding the graphic to a page already created or adding text and other items after positioning the graphic? (Word is text
reflow software rather than page layout).

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"Don" wrote in message ...
Bob- I do use the "position" tab on page layout to move the shape around. The
problem is getting it to stay where I place it!
--

Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

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Hi Bob
I create circle drawings with angles inside on a program called geogebra
(.org) The shape is exported onto the clipboard, then pasted onto a Word
document. It is maybe 1/8 of the page- if that. I do not dabble with any text
wrapping.
Usually the shape (picture) is added to some existing text, then more text
would be added underneath.
Everything is saved nicely- reopen the document, and the picture or shape
has moved up onto another page, or has slid across and down the page. A page
with 4 or 5 shapes on it becomes very cluttered.
Very frustrating!

"Bob Buckland ?:-)" wrote:

Hi Don,

Can you provide specifics on how much the graphic is moving and what else is on the page? All graphics in Word are anchored to a
text location and if the anchor moves the anchored picture can as well.

If you're pasting into a Word 2007 document you're in one of the views represented by the icons on the lower right of the status bar
on the bottom of the screen. Print Layout view being the closest to how it will print.

Picture Tools=Format=Arrange=Position
provides basically 10 preset positions on the page for a pasted graphicand generally works okay if the graphic isn't enlarged to
full page when the page is basically just text.

Picture Tools=Format=Arrange=Text Wrapping
sets the wrapping style, and lets you adjust the positioning manually by dragging.

Are you adding the graphic to a page already created or adding text and other items after positioning the graphic? (Word is text
reflow software rather than page layout).

================
"Don" wrote in message ...
Bob- I do use the "position" tab on page layout to move the shape around. The
problem is getting it to stay where I place it!
--

Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

*Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*



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