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Managing a linked OLE spreadsheet in Flexi

Dan Gray Signs

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How do I flatten the inserted OLE object (a spreadsheet) - like doing a "Convert linked to Native" move, in order to print ALL that text onto a banner. Every way I have tried to export really pixilates the spreadsheet lettering.


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So if I am understanding correctly you basically want to print a large version of the spreadsheet? Have you tried exporting as a PDF yet? If you can't export as PDF most software has a print to PDF option as well. Once it's a PDF the text should be vector which will allow infinite expansion without pixelation.

Dan Gray Signs

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Before posting this inquiry, among other things, I tried printing as a PDF, and exporting as AI, and EPS, and had same problem that all the info/text from the spreadsheet is very blurry/pixilated in any combination. It does not convert it to vectors when I try to re-import the PDF back into Flexi. The spreadsheet lettering is perfect when in OLE in Flexi.

When I set it up as a spreadsheet, it allows me to arrange/rearrange columns and rows MUCH simpler than in Flexi...plus allows for future wholesale editing. If I could Convert linked to Native, it would probably be perfect... but Flexi does not give me that as an option. I'm on Flexi Cloud V12sp3 p4 Build 2568.


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If I'm not mistaken, spreadsheets (and other files) interoperability is a known issue with MS's OLE tech and is usually rasterized in order to compensate for this issue.

I would bypass OLE.