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Re: Re: crosshatch shading

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  • Subject: [mg88359] Re: [mg88338] Re: crosshatch shading
  • From: George Woodrow III <georgevw3 at>
  • Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 06:14:20 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fvbr2c$pho$> <>

Illustrator is a much more robust tool for polishing vector-based  
graphics. Plus, you don't have to deal with the non-standard data  
formats that MS uses for their graphs.

There may be free or low-cost alternatives to Illustrator. Anything  
that can save graphics as PDF or postscript has got to be better than  


On May 2, 2008, at 3:43 AM, sdw wrote:

> gsi.tim at wrote:
>> I am preparing a graph for publication. I have been able to shade
>> various areas in the graph different colors using the Filling option.
>> However, for publication the paper will be in black and white. I  
>> would
>> like to change the shaded areas to be filled in with crosshatches,
>> parallel lines, etc. What are the options and commands to do this? I
>> have looked online, but have not found an answer.
>> Thanks in advance.
> had this problem in the past,  regretfully found no such capability.
> gradient shading also not to be found.   For  bar charts, etc.
> I transferred the data back to Excel.

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