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1999\08\23@122653 by Hickman, Aaron

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To all,

       Can anyone suggest an inexpensive schematics program that generates
relatively small file sizes and can be imported into Microsoft Word documents?
A colleague is writing a book for use in class and is finding that the file size
of the document grows too rapidly for his PC to manage as he cuts and pastes
schematics into the document.  Any suggestions will be appreciated!

Aaron

1999\08\23@141357 by Roland Andrag

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Aaron, the best method I have found is to export the file from whatever
application you created it in as a .wmf file, and then importing this file
into Paint Shop Pro at a high resolution (say 3000 horizontal, keeping
original aspect ratio), converting it to a 2 colour image, and then saving
it as a bitmap.  The resulting file is then about 50 kb large, and looks
good when printed.  If you import the .wmf directly into Word lines and
fonts etc. tend to look a bit different and sometimes they float relative to
each other etc.

Hope that helps
Roland
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1999\08\23@143616 by Darren Logan

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There's a program called designworks Lite, which you can download a shareware
version of.
It's has a rather strange interface which takes some getting used to but it's
dedicated to schematic diagramining.
You can copy / paste straight into word, but this of course increases
document size quite rapidly. A better method is to copy into a paint program
and then convert to jpeg or a similar smaller-sized picture format.

Alternatively, I have a very VERY simple to use Windows CAD package called
EASYCAD which you can save your drawings as WMF's or DXF's. Either of these
formats can be imported into Word.

>32M of RAM is also a good idea !.

Regards,
Darren

1999\08\23@172210 by wzab

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On Mon, Aug 23, 1999 at 12:25:11PM -0400, Hickman, Aaron wrote:
> To all,
>
>         Can anyone suggest an inexpensive schematics program that generates
> relatively small file sizes and can be imported into Microsoft Word documents?
> A colleague is writing a book for use in class and is finding that the file si
ze
> of the document grows too rapidly for his PC to manage as he cuts and pastes
> schematics into the document.  Any suggestions will be appreciated!
>

I had a similar problem with my PhD thesis. The solution was: use LaTeX
with EPS graphics instead of Word. It took much less time to learn LaTeX then
to recover my work after innumerable crashes...

Another similar problem:
my wife's diploma work, written in Word contained ca 1 MB of text.
After inserting of 1.5 MB JPEG graphics, the document was 35 MB long (?!).

So my suggestion is: avoid using Word for anything longer then 10 pages,
especially if it contains complicated graphics, equations etc.
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1999\08\23@181049 by Thomas Fleckenstein

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Hello Aaron,

You can use the shareware version of the "Target2001!design station" program
from Ingenieurb|ro Friedrich.
With that software, you can copy whatever you selected ( schematic
drawing/pcb )
and simply paste it into word. It4s so easy!

Please send me a private mail for the download link.

Regards,
Thomas Fleckenstein
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1999\08\25@041720 by root

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Hi,

forget Word. Use lyx! It is for writing books (amongst many other things).
And, it is completely free. Professionals (as Kluwerts) use also this.

Otherwise, can try EEDRAW 2.4 for drawing schematic, as it is free.

Here is my $0.02.

Imre


On Mon, 23 Aug 1999, Hickman, Aaron wrote:

> To all,
>
>         Can anyone suggest an inexpensive schematics program that generates
> relatively small file sizes and can be imported into Microsoft Word documents?
> A colleague is writing a book for use in class and is finding that the file si
ze
> of the document grows too rapidly for his PC to manage as he cuts and pastes
> schematics into the document.  Any suggestions will be appreciated!
>
> Aaron
>
>

1999\08\25@181620 by Craig Lee

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Any lynx, Imre?

> Hi,
>
> forget Word. Use lyx! It is for writing books (amongst many other things).
> And, it is completely free. Professionals (as Kluwerts) use also this.
>
> Otherwise, can try EEDRAW 2.4 for drawing schematic, as it is free.
>
> Here is my $0.02.
>
> Imre

1999\08\26@054621 by root

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Hi,

sorry if not understood when it was kind of humour. Otherwise:
- lynx is a character-based Web-browser
- LyX is is an X-Window-based front-end for LaTeX, which is IMHO the most
professional, freely available typesetting package. The most nices thing
is you need not to know LaTex to deal with LyX successfully. I think it is
a visit worth at http://www.lyx.org

Thank you for the bandwidth.

Regards,
Imre


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