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Re: Problem with WMF

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  • Subject: [mg14095] Re: Problem with WMF
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 03:15:21 -0400
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
  • References: <6u7jk5$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On 22 Sep 1998, Hans Staugaard Nielsen wrote:

> I am trying to export the following graph as a windows metafile (WMF)
>   p1=Plot[{Sin[x],Sin[x+Sin[x]]},{x,0,2Pi},
>           AspectRatio->Automatic,
>           Ticks->{{0,\[Pi]/2,\[Pi],3\[Pi]/2,2\[Pi]},Automatic},
>           TextStyle->{FontFamily->"Times",FontSize->10}
>          ]
> (i) when using Copy as Metafile from the menu, the curves are of very
> poor quality (not smooth). Why?

I'm not sure why this is happening.  You may want to send this example
to Technical Support <support at> so that they can forward it
to our development group.

> (ii) when using
>   Display["c:\\tmp\\graph.wmf",p1,"Metafile",
>           ImageSize->{5*72,5*72*FullOptions[p1,AspectRatio]}
>          ]
> the curves look fine but the fonts change into a sans serif font (like
> Helvetica). Why?

What release of Mathematica 3.0 are you using?  If you're not sure,
evaluate the following expression in a notebook


If it evaluates to "0", then you may want to review the following FAQ.

P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh at Wolfram
Research, Inc.        
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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