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I inserted an OLE Object in CAD as a .JPG file.When I print on our laserjet printer, it prints fine, but when I go to print on our plotter the picture doesn't show up at all.Any help would be great.

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IIRC, OLE objects refer back to the original program for commands such as printing.  Whatever program created the JPEG may not have printing capabilities for a plotter.  Yes, I know all of the this should be using the Windows printing system, but plotters have many options and commands which the original program may not be accessing.  If the plotter gets something it doesn't understand, they usually ignore it.  (As opposed to the "old" method of giving you many sheets with gobbledy-gook on them.)

You can try printing the picture directly from the original program to the plotter.  If it won't print, then you know that the program does not know how to talk to plotters.  I don't know if Autocad can read JPEG's directly or not.  If it can, try importing it as raster then printing.  This will make a HUGE filesize.  If Autocad then prints it without problems then you have at least narrowed the source of you problem.

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RE: Pictures

Some other things to consider are:
If you have an older plotter, it may not be raster capable.
I personally prefer to attach raster files using the Image command. OLE can often cause a wide variety of problems.

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