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Re: Wrong plot size

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  • Subject: [mg24508] Re: Wrong plot size
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh at>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 03:01:46 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <8l0tos$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On 18 Jul 2000, Al Koedl wrote:

> When I give an absolute size as an option to the Plot command, i.e.,
> Plot[x, {x,0,10}, ImageSize->6 72]
> the size of the plot should be exactly 6 inches when printed. The ruler
> shows the plot's size to be 6 inches but when I print it it comes out
> much smaller (about 5 inches wide) on an HP Laserjet using Postscript.
> This was done with Format>ScreenstyleEnvironment>Working. When I switch
> to Format>ScreenstyleEnvironment>Printout the ruler shows the plot to be
> about 4.75 inches wide. Scaling to 6 inches and printing again produces
> the 6 inches plot.
> So my question: Why has the ruler in the Working environment the wrong
> scale? I use the default Style sheet, no options changed.

See this prior posting:

P.J. Hinton
User Interface Programmer                         paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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