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Assignment gibberish
June 13, 2006 04:51PM
I submitted assignment 2 and 3 like I have always done with any assignment requiring diagrams. I used Visio to draw the diagrams and then pasted them into MS Word. Last year all my assignments where fine.

Now I get assignment 2 back and I get 0 marks for all my diagrams because it did not print in a readable format. What am I to do now?
Re: Assignment gibberish
June 14, 2006 07:51AM
I have always been scared of OLE pastes into Word when submitting assignments, so if I copy from Excel (where I draw diagrams!!) into Word, I PDF the doc before submitting as this should be safer. This also ensures that the printout will look exactly the same on the Unisa printer as on mine (page breaks, margins etc). There is a free PDF tool (GhostGum) on the Unisa CD we received on registration.
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June 29, 2006 10:23AM
Hi, there the same happened with me when doing FA Diagrams for COS201. So I started saving my Visio diagrams as .jpeg or .gif files. It worked perfectly, haven't had a problem since!
Re: Assignment gibberish
June 29, 2006 03:22PM
Alternatively you can use OpenOffice and save as pdf. OpenOffice is free and can read all MS Office documents including Exel. OO documents are also much smaller than MS Office.

Check it out here http://www.openoffice.org

Re: Assignment gibberish
July 04, 2006 03:23PM
Yip, had the same damn problem. more the problem is when I tried converting my MS word doc to PDf, the size was greater than a meg, so guess what that was stopper as well..

Wish the lecturers allowed mailing the doc to them if it was bigger than a meg.
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