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    Default Problem printing excel sheets from AutoCAD.

    When I copy a worksheet from excel into autocad, some of the cells in the worksheet have text oriented vertically and when I plot, the vertical text prints as a black rectangle. The horizontally oriented text prints fine. I have attached the dwg file.

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    Default Re: Problem printing excel sheets from AutoCAD.

    I think that may be a limit of the OLE. It is very strange, because the text will display just fine in the Plot Preview, but after you send it to the plotter you get the black rectangles. I tried doing a paste special and bring it in as an AutoCAD table, but all of the text went horizontal.

    The only work around I could think of is to write it out as a Microsoft Image Document (use TIFF) format and then import that into AutoCAD.
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    Default Re: Problem printing excel sheets from AutoCAD.

    Hi

    Your sample DWG file (with OLE Objects) Plotted to DWF without a problem...

    Windows XP Pro
    Excel 2003
    AutoCAD 2005 -> DWF6 ePlot.pc3

    On Monday if I have the time I will try and Plot to some of our output devices at work.

    In the meantime take a look at the following thread, and see if any of the information contained within proves to be useful and helps resolve the problem you are experiencing -

    OLE (eg Excel) Objects within drawing file not Plotting correctly

    Have a good one, Mike

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