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RE: st: Graph output: wmf to gif?


From   "David LB Schwappach" <dlb@h-ero.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Graph output: wmf to gif?
Date   Thu, 3 Apr 2003 13:42:46 +0200

ups, at least more exhaustive than mine...

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 1:33 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: RE: st: Graph output: wmf to gif?


b. water
> 
> sorry if my comments revealled my ignorance in this matter.
> my setup: w98se, 
> office 97 and stata 7 & 8. i used stata graphs output a lot 
> for final output 
> in either word docs or ppt slides. i have always used copy 
> graphs and pasted 
> as metafiles into office97 without problems. the picture 
> appeared as they 
> appeared in stata windows. i do not use coloring options 
> though, and all my 
> stata graphic outputs are produced by stata default 
> settings (whatever 
> colors it gave me). for word docs that we end up converting 
> to pdf, again 
> there is no problem there. although there is an option for 
> ps printing on my 
> printer, i never have to ever use it.
> 
> i am therefore just a little bit puzzled or maybe just
> plain ignorant of a 
> wider potential issue/problem with stata graphics. so may i 
> just ask why is 
> there a need to convert to eps, gif, bmp, tiff etc. maybe 
> it is unix or mac 
> os issues, if so pls ignore my time wasting comments and queries.

This is not Unix or Macintosh-specific at all. The need 
for formats other than those provided by MS Office 
can arise for Windows users for several reasons, including 

	specifications of academic journals
	
	putting graphics on the internet

	sending materials to people who do not use Stata 
	and who do not use MS Office

	use in TeX/LaTeX documents etc. 

	desire to avoid MS Office for technical, security, 
	moral, aesthetic reasons 

I doubt that is an exhaustive list. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
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