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    Has anyone come across this before. . .

    I linked an Excel spreadsheet into the paperspace of a drawing file. It looks fine on screen but when I plot it, the spreadsheet plots upside down - the rest of the drawing is okay. I originally thought it was the plotter driver but it's doing the same thing when I just plot to a PDF. (See attached files with a screen capture of the drawing and a plotted PDF version.)

    Very weird!

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    Default Re: Linked Excel file plotting upside down

    I haven't had that happen with an Excel file, but I did with an image. We received a file from a consultant and when they had last plotted the file they had the "Plot upside-down" option in the "Drawing orientation" area of the plot dialog box checked. Once we unchecked that box the image plotted correctly. Hopefully this helps....

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    Default Re: Linked Excel file plotting upside down

    I might also check to see if the embedded Excel sheet is inserted at a negative scale. I dunno, but I can picture how that would make it plot funky...
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    Default Re: Linked Excel file plotting upside down

    Quote Originally Posted by emlyn_altman
    I linked an Excel spreadsheet into the paperspace of a drawing file. It looks fine on screen but when I plot it, the spreadsheet plots upside down - the rest of the drawing is okay. I originally thought it was the plotter driver but it's doing the same thing when I just plot to a PDF. (See attached files with a screen capture of the drawing and a plotted PDF version.)
    Hi

    Additionally you may wish to browse the following thread in the AutoCAD FAQ (Read only) forum...

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

    Have a good one, Mike

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    Sorry for the delay in replying, everyone. I've been putting out way too many fires and going away for a conference didn't help with my response time either.

    Thank you all for your suggestions. Yes, the "plot upside down" button had been turned on. That's one option I've never used before so it was not something I'd even consider checking. Seems kinda strange to have a button like that which plots the graphics upside down but leaves all the vector information right side up on the sheet.

    Oh well. I learn something new every day.

    -Emlyn

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    Default Re: Linked Excel file plotting upside down

    Thanks for responding with the soution!
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    Default Re: Linked Excel file plotting upside down

    Well, I didn't want to leave you guys hanging - especially since you all were so good to get back to me in the first place.

    Thanks again!

    -Emlyn

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