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Re: Problems about Graphics

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  • Subject: [mg51939] Re: Problems about Graphics
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 02:18:10 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
  • References: <cm9ua0$8fh$> <cmck57$i0m$>
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In article <cmck57$i0m$1 at>,
 Urijah Kaplan <uak at> wrote:

> MuTsun Tsai wrote:
> > I used to paste the graphics generated by Mathematica on my reports written 
> > with Microsoft Word, but I also have two problem :
> > 
> > 1. The graphics always become bigger than it is in Mathematica notebook, 
> > and I'll have to resize it to 85% so that it will looks just the same size as 
> > it is in Mathematica. But at the beginning as I used Mathematica there's no 
> > such problem; I can't remember exactly when this problem first happened.

If you do

  Format | Edit Style Sheet...

for the Notebook, select the Graphics/Printout Style, then use 

  Format | Option Inspector...

type in


(or any part of the word magnification) and hit return, I expect you 
will find that 

  Magnification -> 0.85

for your StyleSheet. In other words, the StyleSheet automatically 
reduces the size of graphics for printout, which is usually what you 
want, especially if you are printing directly from a Notebook. Note that 
if you have

  Format | Show Page Breaks

selected you will automatically be in the Printout Style. 

> > 2. The curves are not as smooth as they should be. No matter what I do 
> > there's always sawtooth with it.
> > 
> > What should I do to solve those problems? Thanks! 
> > 
> > 
> 1.Are you sure the magnification is 100%?
> 2.Select the graphic, then Edit->Copy As->Metafile and paste it into Word.
>   You can also Export[] the graphics as Windows metafile format (.wmf).

This, of course, assumes that you are using Windows. Under OS X you 
should use

  Edit | Copy As | PICT with embedded PostScript


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