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FAQ 003535 EN-US

08/29/2019

Walter Fröhlich Printout Report RFEM RSTAB

For the documentation of my structural analysis, I use Microsoft Word.
For this, I use the option "Print Graphic" → "Save to Clipboard" in RSTAB or RFEM and import the graphics into Word by using "CTRL + V".
However, after some successfully inserted pictures, nothing happens anymore.
What is the reason for this and how can I avoid it?

Answer

This problem is not caused by RSTAB or RFEM, but by the clipboard capacity of Word.
When printing the graphics to the clipboard, a maximum resolution of 4000 x 4000 pixels is possible. The maximum image size (ie height or width) is governing and the smaller side dimension is scaled down.
Thus, if there is a nearly square graphic that is then to be saved with the maximum resolution, the result is a file size of 4000 * 4000 * 3 = 48,000,000 bytes = 48 MB.
Word usually "remembers" up to 24 elements in the clipboard.
Thus, the clipboard capacity of Word can be reached quickly and the other pictures are no longer recorded.
To be able to insert further graphics in Word, it should be stopped and restarted.

     

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Clipboard Clipboard Capacity Graphics Figure CTRL + V Microsoft Word Resolution Print graphic

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