Saving graphics in Mma 3.0.1
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg8102] Saving graphics in Mma 3.0.1
- From: Sean Ross <sean at lorien.creol.ucf.edu>
- Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 00:54:42 -0400
- Organization: CREOL
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
A report on saving graphics files in Mma 3.0.1. There is a feature I hadn't noticed in 3.0.0. Select a graphic and right click on it. A menu appears. One of the options is "save object as". A few file formats appear. Those applicable to graphics are bitmap, windows metafile, adobe illustrator, eps and enhanced metafile. After selecting the type of file, you choose a name and the file is saved. The bitmap and wmf work flawlessly on 2-D graphics, even with greek characters and rotated text. They have the same resolution and aliasing problems as with any bitmap-type format. The eps format generates heart-stopping error messages in Paint Shop Pro and Corel Photo Paint like "system error, cannot read from c: drive, if it is a network drive, contact your network administrator" and "There is a serious file error in ...." and "file appears to be corrupt". I don't own Adobe Illustrator so I couldn't check it out. The enhanced metafile is not recognized as a valid file type by any program I have. There have been some comments posted about people trying to import eps files into MS Word. I tried that with a file created in PaintShop Pro and it just displayed a text header and a box. Perhaps someone could tell me how or where to get the filters necessary to import eps files into Word and I can report back on how well Mma's eps files are accepted.