Cut, copy, and paste chart items
When you cut or copy charts or parts of charts onto the clipboard, you can choose to make them available to another application in various forms.
Select one of the following options:
|Chart as OLE Object
|Copies a picture of the chart to the clipboard. You can then paste it into another application and still open and edit it in Analyst's Notebook
|Picture as Metafile
|Copies a picture of the chart to the clipboard as a Windows
metafile (.wmf). When you paste the copied
chart into another application, it is no longer 'live'. It shows a
picture of the chart when it was copied, but cannot be edited or opened
as a chart.
Metafiles contain both vector and bitmap information. Vector information is a series of instructions that tell the computer how to re-create the graphic. Bitmap information stores the graphic as a series of pixels.
|Picture as Bitmap
|Copies a picture of the chart to the clipboard as a bitmap
(.bmp). It no longer behaves as a chart but
displays a picture of the chart when it was copied.
Most applications can handle bitmaps without problem, but might not handle metafiles.