SVG does not paste properly into Word

Problem: SVG does not paste properly into Word

Office Pro Plus 2010

Word version 14.0.4760.1000 (32-bit)

Win7 Pro x64

 

Go to Wikpedia

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluster_of_differentiation

Copy CD differentiation SVG image

Paste into a Word document.

 

The background is all black and the text is blacked out.

How do I make it work?

Thanks in advance.

 

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Last updated April 17, 2019 Views 19,914 Applies to:

No program in Microsoft Office supports opening or pasting SVG format files. Only Visio supports saving in that format.

According to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Vector_Graphics#Software_and_support_in_applications
you can use OpenOffice Draw with an import extension, or The GIMP (both of these are free). Then you can save the graphic in a format that Word can use, such as .jpg or .png.

Alternatively, you can use screen capture software such as SnagIt (see  http://www.techsmith.com  for a free trial).

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The real question actually is: when is Microsoft going to stop wasting everybody's time and energy by doing annoying cosmetic changes to the whole Office suite and actually start making up for being stuck in time and implement basic features such as .SVG support? Both Word and PowerPoint are years, if not a decade or more behind in terms of versatility, productivity and professionalism.
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You see, it's been 5 years since this discussion started and the problem persists. What is Microsoft doing? They completely forgot about people who want reliable, transparent applications to do actual WORK and not simply deal with multimedia **** on the internet. People still use the good old PC to work and be productive. Companies, laboratores, etc. still rely on PC's. They are not going to disappear so soon, but Microsoft is neglecting this very important sector which it once dominated. Every step towards cloud-based and mobile applications is a nightmare for people working in front of a PC with keyboard and mouse.

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I do not see the problem.  When I right click on the image in the link provided by the OP and then select Copy and then go to a Word document and then use Paste, this is a screen shot of the result:

Hope this helps,
Doug Robbins - Word MVP
dougrobbinsmvp@gmail.com
Screen shots by Snagit from www.techsmith.com

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Indeed, whatever the problem was for the original poster in 2010, it has now been resolved.
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The OP wanted to embed vector graphics into Word. If you choose "copy" in Internet Explorer and "paste" it into Word then it is converted into a bitmap picture - which becomes blurry when blown-up or printed.

As of today I failed to find a way to smoothly insert SVG file into Word directly as true vector graphics. A conversion to EMF format is required - and you loose transparencies in the original file.

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I am astonished. I normally use Adobe FrameMaker, but recently had to use Word 2013. I was astonished to find that Word 2013 cannot import an SVG file!  Just how many YEARS is it going to take Microsoft to pull their finger out and add support for a common, standard file format like SVG?  Are they bitter that people might stop using their ancient WMF / EMF file formats? Do they care at all what their customers want to do?  Really, I am genuinely shocked that Word cannot import SVGs! This is a massive fail for Microsoft.

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The Word/*.svg problem remains.  Someone converted the wikipedia image to a *.png.  That's what solved the problem for you. 

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