Re: Thin Lines in Plots
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- Subject: [mg14746] Re: Thin Lines in Plots
- From: paulh (P.J. Hinton)
- Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 02:17:45 -0500
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In article <72bdp8$ju0 at smc.vnet.net>, "efarr" <efarr at farr-research.com> writes: |> I'm getting awfully thin lines in my plots, which need to be pasted into |> Word documents as metafiles. I've played with the Thickness function |> under PlotStyle and FrameStyle, but that doesn't solve the problem. |> A thickness of 0.004 is too thin, and .005 is too thick! I'm running |> Mathematica Version 3.0.1, Word 97, and Win NT ver 4. |> |> This problem didn't happen in Version 2.2 of Mathematica. Has anyone |> else seen this? Are there any workarounds? If the printer that will be producing the hardcopy is a PostScript printer, you may want to consider using Encapsulated PostScript as your transfer medium instead of Windows Metafile. Recall that Mathematica graphics are stored in the front end as PostScript code, so the line thickness will be preserved if you export to this format. To do this, you will need to export the graphic using the front end menu command: Edit -> Save Selection As -> EPS This command should be performed _after_ you have selected the cell bracket of the graphic to be exported. Bringing the EPS graphic into Microsoft Word 97 is done by the Word menu command: Insert -> Picture... Word will not be able to render the EPS on screen. You will get just a dummy graphic. However, when you print the document, the graphic will be rendered properly on the printer. You can use a utility like GSView32 to add a Metafile preview to the EPS graphic so that you will have some sort of picture to look at once the file is imported into Word, but this is more for aesthetic reasons than anything else. If your graphic makes use of Mathematica-specific fonts, you will need to make sure that your printer has these fonts resident in memory before you print your Word document. Some tips on how to handle this can be found at our Technical Support website: http://www.wolfram.com/support/Systems/All/ManualFontDownload.html -- P.J. Hinton Mathematica Programming Group paulh at wolfram.com Wolfram Research, Inc. http://www.wolfram.com/~paulh/ Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.