Copy and paste figures into Google Docs
Mon, 11/05/2018 - 01:55 pm
In our daily experiment routine, we use Google Docs and Slides to quickly share results. The Export Graphics feature in Igor Pro allows one to directly copy and paste figures, i.e., Ctrl+C on a graph window, and Ctrl+V in Google Docs through a browser (Chrome). But the behavior is not quite consistent across OS platforms and Igor Pro versions.
In Windows, I am able to do this with Igor Pro 6 using bitmap as the graph format. But in Igor Pro 7 and 8, neither bitmap or other formats work any more. At the same time, Ctrl+V in PowerPoints still works for bitmap.
In OSX, all work fine. I can do this in Chrome or PowerPoints with most graph formats.
Basically the only scenario that doesn't work is copying from Igor Pro 7 or 8 to Google Docs in Windows, which, unfortunately, is our most frequently used case. (Currently, we just use the snipping tool in Windows to take screenshots.) I guess something about the graph format must have changed since ver 7. It would be nice if this can be made compatible again.