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Re: Mathematica graphs in WORD

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  • Subject: [mg55959] Re: Mathematica graphs in WORD
  • From: "adamizer" <adam.smith at hillsdale.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 05:26:08 -0400 (EDT)
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I have found that the best looking results are when you export the
Mathematica output to a postscript file - a sample code is shown below.
 Then go into WORD and import the graph as a file.

I will admit that this is not the most convenient.  I would love to
have a simple "Cut/Paste as postscript" solution.  But I work in the
Windows environment and have tried the various Cut/Paste options
available and have always found that they have some jaggedness to them.
 The postscript file route also has the advantage that you can resize
the graph inside WORD without any loss of resolution.

Here is my code to export the postscript file.  See Export in the
Mathematica Help for details.


sinplot = Plot[Sin[x], {x, -2 Pi, 2 Pi}]

Export["C:\Graphs\sinplot.eps", sinplot, "EPSTIFF", ImageResolution ->
100]

I use the ESPTIFF option because it produces a reduced resolution
preview that provides a view inside WORD.  The default resolution in
Mathematica produces a somewhat jagged preview within WORD although it
prints nicely.  I personally want a smoother on screen preview and have
found that the ImageResolution -> 100 produces a nice on screen view
with a minimum increase in the file size.  I have not tried this under
OSX so you might need to modify the directory syntax - I am writing the
file to a "Graphs" folder on the main C drive.

Adam Smith



tsokos at acs.gr wrote:
> I have a very elementary question to
> which I would appreciate help from
> someone. I use Mathematica 5.0 for the
> Macintosh (OSX). How do you copy a graph
> from Mathematica into a WORD document so
> that when you print it the graph is
> smooth rather jagged?


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