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Mar 16, 2012 12:54 AM

Cut and Paste Math Regions from Mathcad 15 to Excel

We have to turn our homework documented into Excel. With 2001, cutting and pasting (without any Paste Special action) would result into a nice and crisp object into Excel.


The same cut and paste from 15 returns an unreadable object into Excel. Paste Bitmap works but is fuzzy. What is the secret to get a cut and paste from 15 as crisp as it is with 2001?


Also dismayed to see that the cut and pasting of graph that was so reliable with 2001 is also problematic with 15, with some traces not displaying when pasted in Excel.

  • MikeArmstrong Diamond 4,547 posts since
    Dec 3, 2008

    Can't you import a Mathcad component directly into Excel?



      • MikeArmstrong Diamond 4,547 posts since
        Dec 3, 2008

        At least you have a work around.


        I'm surprised that you have to submit your homework in Excel format. Couldn't you just have used Excel in the first place?



          • FredKohlhepp Platinum 1,795 posts since
            Nov 28, 2006

            There are two possibilities:


            1)  Your professor wants you to learn the risks and pitfalls of numerical solutions and is forcing you to use EXCEL so that you must manipulate the solution correctly.  If this is the case using Mathcad to get the solution without doing it in EXCEL first (and using Mathcad to check) will get you a failing grade.  Or


            2)  Your professor has lost sight of the real world engineering truth that there is no wrong way to get the right answer, and we should use the method that gives the best answer for the least effort.




            I have found that copying an area in Mathcad and "pasting as" an enchanced metafile picture in mathcad, then copying the picture from Mathcad to Word/Excel/Powerpoint seems to work.  Pasting a link ad then continuing to work in the Mathcad sheet usually results in bad pasted images--I used to believe the link was to a specific area in the sheet (from some obscure reference," and working in the sheet changed the "viewing window."


            Good luck.

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