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    Default Attaching a tiff file

    Hello everyone, I am having a bit of trouble. I have an excel file that has alot of formating to it. I have 31 of these to process, so bringing them into as a table will take to much time. My solution was to create an image to attach to my cad file. Here is my problem. I made a pdf out of the excel file and then opened in Photoshop and saved it as a Tiff. When I try to attach the image in AutoCAD 2006 and received an error "Image file unsupported". Has anyone been through this process or have any suggestions on why this has happened or a solution for me to try.

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    Question Re: Attaching a tiff file

    Quote Originally Posted by mikem.65918
    Hello everyone, I am having a bit of trouble. I have an excel file that has alot of formating to it. I have 31 of these to process, so bringing them into as a table will take to much time. My solution was to create an image to attach to my cad file. Here is my problem. I made a pdf out of the excel file and then opened in Photoshop and saved it as a Tiff. When I try to attach the image in AutoCAD 2006 and received an error "Image file unsupported". Has anyone been through this process or have any suggestions on why this has happened or a solution for me to try.
    how are you trying to attach it? using insert - > raster image?
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    Default Re: Attaching a tiff file

    I using image attach. The files in question are all *.tif files.

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    Default Re: Attaching a tiff file

    Quote Originally Posted by mikem.65918
    Has anyone been through this process or have any suggestions on why this has happened or a solution for me to try.
    Hi

    Maybe the following will get you going in the right direction (ignore the "Applies to:" list)...

    ID: TS67210 - Error inserting TIFF files: Invalid File Format

    Have a good one, Mike

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    Default Re: Attaching a tiff file

    Thanks Mike, but that did not work as well.

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    Default Re: Attaching a tiff file

    TIFF is not so much a file format, but more a metastandard. This means there are many variants of TIFF, all of which may be valid, and only some of which are supported by a given software application. I suggest you open and save your file as a different variant using something like the free Irfan View (www.irfanview.com), then try again in AutoCAD. My experience is that AutoCAD will accept the following TIFF variants: Packbits and No compression. You can also use BMP, GIF, TGA or JPG.

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    Default Re: Attaching a tiff file

    Thank you Steve, I was able to use the tif file after saving it with IrfanView.

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