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st: RE: RE: Importing Stata graphs to Word

From   "Rajesh Tharyan" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: RE: Importing Stata graphs to Word
Date   Fri, 23 Feb 2007 17:26:58 -0000

Why don't you export the graph first using graph export

Something like
graph export graph1.png 

And then insert the file into ppt or doc file.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Steichen, Thomas
Sent: 21 February 2007 22:08
Subject: st: RE: Importing Stata graphs to Word

I tried this (copy / paste / convert / ungroup) a moment ago using Stata/SE
9.2 and PowerPoint 2003 on a Win/XP platform. Works fine
with either the enhanced metafile (EMF) or windows metafile (WMF) format.

However, in the past I have seen the problem you found. I did not determine
what caused it. I'd suggest you reboot, come up clean
and see if the problem is mysteriously (but pleasingly) gone.


Thomas J. Steichen
-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Mick Cunningham
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 3:47 PM
Subject: st: Importing Stata graphs to Word

In the recent past I have successfully copied and pasted Stata graphs into
Powerpoint and then been able to edit them. I copy the
graph as a Windows metafile, paste it to Powerpoint, and then choose "Edit
Picture" (using right-click) and select "Yes" when it
asks me if I want to convert is to an MS Office drawing object. (Then I also
ungroup the objects.)

However, when I try this recently, it doesn't work. The graph copies fine,
but after I choose the Edit Picture option  the lines and
labels disappear. All that is left are the blue and white background
objects. I've tried all the work-arounds I can think of,
including copying to Word, copying to Powerpoint on other computers,
re-ordering the objects, copying graphs as enhanced metafiles,
and using different color schemes.

If anyone has any insight into my error, I would be extremely grateful.


Mick Cunningham
Queen's University-Belfast
Western Washington University

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