CAD Forums => CAD General => Topic started by: gisdude on September 25, 2019, 06:02:15 PM

Post by: gisdude on September 25, 2019, 06:02:15 PM
Hi all,

I have been struggling for the past 3 hours to print EXCEL tables right-side-up. On plot preview they look fine. But, I have some dwg's from 2006 that have OLE excel tables inserted. However, they print upside down. I have changed orientation, plot upside down, different plotter. NADA.

I have EXL2CAD from Terry, but the original excel files were deleted/removed/or the consultant never gave them to us when the wiring was maybe OCR? ugh.

So, what to do...I don't want to recreate this table, it's about 150 records long.


Title: Re: OLE PLOT
Post by: Rob... on September 25, 2019, 06:55:19 PM
This reminds me of one of the strangest things I've seen with OLE Excel tables when it came to printing them. I had to change the screen resolution for it to print correctly. And it was repeatable.
Title: Re: OLE PLOT
Post by: MP on September 25, 2019, 07:20:54 PM
It’s a known - highly annoying - counter intuitive - bug.

“What the frac, my tables are plotting upside down!”

“Oh yeah, you need to drop your raster dpi.”

Title: Re: OLE PLOT
Post by: gisdude on October 01, 2019, 10:35:50 AM
I know this is a lame work-around, FWIW, all I did was create a brand new 2018 dwg. I copied all the entities from the original 2006 file(OLE, POLYLINES, ETC.) and pasted into the new dwg which is 2018. Worked like a charm!

Still, Autocad should have come up with something by now...