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Re: st: -translate- options and SJ .eps figures
On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 01:13:50PM +0100, Roger Newson wrote:
> Two minor queries re -translate-. As I understand it, SJ is made using SJ
> LaTeX with figures made mostly from Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) files.
> The size of these figures, plus the fact that SJ like to have the .gph
> files, suggests that SJ control the size of these figures at the
> -translate- level, using the -mag-, -xmag-, -ymag-, -xsize- and/or -ysize-
> options. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) I would guess that these are set in the
> region of -mag 67-.
> My queries are:
> 1. Does SJ (and/or the manuals) have an official house style regarding
> magnification of .eps figures? (I would like to be able to preview my SJ
> insert drafts with the right magnification.)
For figures that include only one graph we use -xsize(3.12)- and
-ysize(2.392)-. These can be set in the style for the gph2eps translator by
. translator set gph2ezp xsize 3.12
. translator set gph2ezp ysize 2.392
or they can be used in the -translate- command such as
. translate graph.gph graph.eps, xsize(3.12) ysize(2.392)
For figures that include multiple graphs, the above numbers are hand adjusted
according to the number of rows and columns.
> 2. More generally, are the current -translate- options stored anywhere
> accessible to ordinary Stata-level programmers? I ask because I would like
> to write programs that change them temporarily, and then restore the
> pre-existing options.
If I understand the question correctly, the answer is no. However, each
translator has its own "settings" that can be changed using -translator set-.
These "settings" can be overridden, an example of this is the -translate-
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