Why am I unable to copy graphs and tables from Stata 10 into other applications?
Copying graphs and tables on Mac
Theresa Boswell, StataCorp
Some users may experience problems with pasting graphs and tables from Stata
to other applications.
Beginning with Stata 10 for Mac, Stata copies images to the Clipboard
in PDF for the best possible output. However, some legacy
applications such as Microsoft Office 2004 only support pasting images
from the Clipboard as PICT. This can cause problems for users who
attempt to copy an image within Stata and paste the image to another
application. If you are unable to copy images from Stata to your
application, open the General Preferences dialog and check the Copy
Images to the Clipboard as PICT checkbox.
The PICT format does not support rotated text and has been
deprecated by Apple in favor of PDF. Rotated text in a Stata
graph will appear horizontal on the pasted PICT image. If possible, we
encourage you to upgrade the application to one that supports Clipboard data
in PDF, such as Microsoft Office 2008. Once you have upgraded your
application, uncheck the Copy Images to the Clipboard as PICT
checkbox in Stata so that Stata will copy images to the Clipboard as PDF for
the best possible output.
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