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Excel chart: Copy as picture does not paste in FM container as picture

Question asked by sprynmd on Apr 17, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 18, 2014 by sprynmd

When someone copies a MSExcel chart and pastes it into a FileMaker container, it goes in as a WMF file. This works OK for Windows users, but Mac users can not see the chart. Even using the MSExcel option to "copy as picture" results in a WMF file when pasted into the FMP container. The Mac user sees only the top-left corner of the chart extremely zoomed in.


We're trying to make it as easy as possible for the predominant PC users to copy a chart to the database. We can get it to work by copying as picture, pasting into Paint, saving, inserting. Our users will not put up with that many steps.


Is there a way to make sure the paste goes in as a picture (preferrably JPG)?



FileMaker 13 server-hosted database (but happens with local file, too)

FMP 13.0v2 on both Mac and PC

Container data options: Reduce or enlarge..., maintain original proportions, Optimize for images

MSExcel 2010 14.0.7116.5000 (32-bit)

Windows: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 6.1.7601 SP1

Mac: OS X 10.9.2