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    Default Linked Excel Spreadsheet shows in plot preview but will not plot to pdf

    I just had a linked excel spreadsheet in AutoCAD show up in plot preview but when the pdf was made it just wouldn't print. I tried every suggestion I could find in forums and nothing worked. Turns out the excel files extension was the problem. I was inserting from a .xls file and when we switched the extension to .xlsx it plotted. Hope this can help someone else if they come across this problem.

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    Default Re: Linked Excel Spreadsheet shows in plot preview but will not plot to pdf

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    Default Re: Linked Excel Spreadsheet shows in plot preview but will not plot to pdf

    And Why Not use it all the time works great, don't fix what's not broke

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    Default Re: Linked Excel Spreadsheet shows in plot preview but will not plot to pdf

    Quote Originally Posted by remi678731 View Post
    And Why Not use it all the time works great, don't fix what's not broke
    About 263,000 results from a quick Google search of "AutoCAD OLE not printing" say you're wrong: https://www.google.com/search?newwin...R_yCFQQ4dUDCAs

    as well as the thread you just posted to that said it wasn't working.
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    Default Re: Linked Excel Spreadsheet shows in plot preview but will not plot to pdf

    Again it works fine on my.
    What is the problem on other machines I'm not sure but I'm not fixing what works here. It might have something to the size or complexity of the OLE

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    Default Re: Linked Excel Spreadsheet shows in plot preview but will not plot to pdf

    Quote Originally Posted by remi678731 View Post
    Again it works fine on my.
    What is the problem on other machines I'm not sure but I'm not fixing what works here. It might have something to the size or complexity of the OLE
    Many reasons, but often it's simply because since they're not AutoCAD objects they don't rotate with drawing viewports: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/suppo...E-objects.html
    If you're doing simple enough drawings that it works for you great! Do what works for you.

    When a thread is started because a user is having an issue "Works great for me" isn't a very helpful response.
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    Default Re: Linked Excel Spreadsheet shows in plot preview but will not plot to pdf

    Why would you put in model space

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